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The LaTeX authordate1-4 package

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

The package implements four options for creating author-date citations. The options are required when using the BibTeX styles authordate1.bst, authordate2.bst, authordate3.bst, or authordate4.bst. The package, which has no effect on manual bibliographies, produces BibTeX bibliographies in four slightly differing formats, based loosely on the recommendation of British Standard 1629 (1976 edition), Butcher's Copy-editing (Cambridge University Press, 1981) and The Chicago Manual of Style (1982 edition):

  • authordate1 produces author-date reference lists with the author's name typeset in Roman. Any uppercase letters that occur in the titles of articles, journals, or books are left as given in the BibTeX file.
  • authordate2 produces author-date reference lists with the author's name typeset in Roman and "downstyle" titles. That is, working from the BibTeX file, the package changes to lowercase any uppercase letters except the first that occur in the titles of articles, journals, or books; any letter that follows a colon; and any letters protected by the punctation marks ( and ).
  • authordate3 produces author-date reference lists with the author's name typeset in small capitals. Otherwise, the lists are as produced by authordate1.
  • authordate4 produces author-date reference lists with the author's name typeset in small capitals and downstyle titles as in authordate2.

Be sure to select BibTeX bibliographies from the Bibliography Choice dialog on the Typeset menu. Once you have added the package to your document, you must specify the .bst file you want when you insert the BibTeX field, as follows.

How to create an author-date reference list

  1. Add the authordate1-4 package to your document.
  2. From the Typeset menu, choose Bibliography Choice.
  3. Check BibTeX and choose OK.
  4. Insert BibTeX citations as needed throughout your document.
  5. Specify a .bst file for the authordate package:
    1. Place the insertion point where you want the bibliography to appear in your document.
    2. From the Insert menu, choose Typeset Object and then choose Bibliography.
    3. Select the BibTeX database file you want to use.
    4. Scroll down the Style list to select the .bst file for authordate1, authordate2, authordate3, or authordate4.
    5. Choose OK.
  6. Save and compile the document.

The package has no options. The package is installed in the TCITeX/TeX/LaTeX/contrib/bibtex directory. For information about other ways to create author-date citations, see information about the LaTeX harvard and chicago packages.

Last revised 01/20/06

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