[OS X TeX] Bib formatting? Not apalike?

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Mon Mar 17 14:58:47 EDT 2008

Hi Travis,

OK, I assume you want APA style?

apalike is deprecated and should not be used anymore. Instead use  
apacite, thus:

\usepackage{apacite}                                   %references are  
in APA format, using the standard APA 5th style

\renewcommand\bibname{References}  %uses `References' instead of  

Apacite is very comprehensive but there are a few workarounds for  
things that don't work so well. You need to read the doc.


On 18/03/2008, at 4:19 AM, Travis wrote:

> This is probably an easy question, but I can't seem to find it  
> anywhere....
> When I type \cite{tag} I get text that looks like this:  Smith (2003)
> The year is in parentheses, so I often end up with text that looks  
> like this in the document:
> The data was great (Smith (2003); Jones (2004)).
> I would like:
> The data was great (Smith, 2003; Jones, 2004).
> Is there a way to get bibtex to format like this?  I'm currently  
> using these settings:
> \usepackage{natbib}
> \bibliographystyle{apalike}
> \bibliography{bibfile}
> TIA,
> travis
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