Putting bibliography entries in text
This is a common requirement for journals and other publications in
the humanities. Sometimes the requirement is for the entry to appear
in the running text of the document, while other styles require that
the entry appear in a footnote.
Options for entries in running text are
Options for entries in footnotes are
- The package bibentry, which puts slight restrictions
on the format of entry that your
.bst file generates, but is
otherwise undemanding of the bibliography style.
- The package inlinebib, which requires that you use its
inlinebib.bst. Inlinebib was actually designed for
footnote citations: its expected use is that you place a
citation inline as the argument of a
- The package jurabib, which was originally designed for
German law documents, and has comprehensive facilities for the
manipulation of citations. The package comes with four bibliography
styles that you may use: jurabib.bst, jhuman.bst and
two Chicago-like ones.
Note that jurabib does the job using LaTeX’s standard
footnotes, whereas footbib creates its own sequence of
footnotes. Therefore, in a document which has other footnotes, it may
be advisable to use jurabib (or of course
inlinebib), to avoid confusion of footnotes and
The usebib package offers a ‘toolbox’, which allows the user
to place exactly what is needed, in the text (that is, rather than a
full citation). The package’s command, that does the actual
- The package footbib, and
- Packages jurabib and inlinebib, again.
typesets the field item from the entry key in the
bibliography; the user then formats the entry as desired — obviously
one could construct one’s own bibliography, altogether, from this
command, but it would quickly become tedious.
- Distributed with macros/latex/contrib/natbib (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- macros/latex/contrib/footbib (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- biblio/bibtex/contrib/inlinebib (or browse the directory)
- macros/latex/contrib/jurabib (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- macros/latex/contrib/usebib (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
This answer last edited: 2012-03-23
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