Harvard Bibliography Latex Style Sheet

Biblatex provides several standard citations styles, if no citation style is set LaTeX uses the one that matches the bibliography style. Below you can see an example:

\documentclass{article}\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}\usepackage[english]{babel}   \usepackage[ backend=biber, style=alphabetic, citestyle=authoryear ]{biblatex}   \addbibresource{sample.bib}%Imports bibliography file   \begin{document}\section{First section}   This document is an example, two items are cited: \textit{The \LaTeX\ Companion} book is \cite{latexcompanion}, and Einstein's journal paper is \cite{einstein}.   \medskip   \printbibliography\end{document}

The parameter passed to the command that imports biblatex is the one that sets the citation style, in this case authoryear. The standard citation styles are:

  • Implements a numeric citation scheme intended for in-text citations. Should be employed in conjunction with the numeric bibliography style.
  • Compact variant of the mode. Citations like [1, 2, 3] are replaced by [1-3].
  • Verbose variant of the style. Instead of [2, 5, 7] will print [2];[5];[7].
  • Alphabetic citation scheme similar to the standard in style bibtex. To be used in conjunction with the alphabetic bibliography style.
  • Verbose version of the style. Instead of [Doe98, Doe95, Farn2004] will print [Doe98];[Doe95];[Farn2004].
  • Implements the author-year citation scheme. To be used in conjunction with the author-year bibliography style.
  • Compact variant of the style. Prints the author only once if subsequent references passed to a single citation command share the same author. Prints Doe 1992, 1995 instead of Doe 1992, Doe 1995.
  • A variant of the intended for footnote citations. Replaces repeated citations by the abbreviation ibidem.
  • A style combining the features of and
  • Implements the author-title scheme. Intended for citations given in footnotes.
  • Compact variant of . Instead of Doe, First title; Doe, Second title this will print Doe, First title, Second title.
  • A variant of the intended for footnote citations. Replaces repeated citations by the abbreviation ibidem.
  • A style combining and .
  • Variant of that only prints the title if the bibliography contains more than one work of the respective author/editor.
  • Style combining and .
  • Style combining and .
  • Citation style that prints a full citation when the entry is cited for the first time and a short version afterwards.
  • Citation style that goes with the bibliography style by the same name. Loads the style.

There are other non-standard citation styles popular in different journals and thesis

  • In Sciences:
    • American Chemical Society (ACS) style
    • American Institute of Physics (AIP) style
    • American Mathematical Society (AMS) style
    • Vancouver system
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) style
    • Nature style
    • Science style
  • In Humanities:
    • Chicago Style
    • Harvard referencing style
    • MLA style
  • In Socials:
    • American Psychological Association (APA) style
Citation style stylename
AIP (*)

(*) this is a new style, see http://ctan.org/pkg/biblatex-phys

  Open an example of the biblatex package in ShareLaTeX

[edit] Further reading

For more information see

This is a re-im­ple­men­ta­tion, for LaTeX 2e, of the orig­i­nal Har­vard pack­age. The bun­dle con­tains the LaTeX pack­age, sev­eral BibTeX styles, and a ‘Perl pack­age’ for use with LaTeX2HTML.

Har­vard is an au­thor-year ci­ta­tion style (all but the first au­thor are sup­pressed in sec­ond and sub­se­quent ci­ta­tions of the same en­try); the pack­age de­fines sev­eral vari­ant styles:

  • for the Amer­i­can Po­lit­i­cal Science Re­view;
  • for Aus­tralian Govern­ment pub­li­ca­tions;
  • from the De­sign Com­put­ing Unit of the Univer­sity of Syd­ney;
  • which aims at the for­mat pre­ferred in Kluwer pub­li­ca­tions;
  • which deals with sort­ing Dutch names with pre­fixes (such as ) ac­cord­ing to Dutch rules,
  • to­gether with sev­eral styles whose au­thors of­fer no de­scrip­tion of their be­haviour.

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