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Question by Rutang
Submitted on 11/9/2003
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I'm using BibTex to generate a bibliography. Let's call it mybib. I use the "natbib" package and want the "authoryear" style for references.

When I run Latex and BibTex and then Latex again (twice) on my  .tex source file (let's call it Main.tex), I get this problem:

All the  books get listed first by year of publication,
All the articles and miscellaneous other entries get listed afterwards (by year).

The sorting order for the books seems to be the year of publication (not author' name). Also the books get separated from the other entries.

But I want the usual authoryear style. I was under the impression that "natbib" does this automatically.

I've racked my brained and still can't figure out why the sorting is getting messed up like this. Can someone help me "sort it out"? Thanks,

Other facts which may or may not be relevant:

i) I use the \nocite{*} command to cite all my references.

ii) The following appears at an appropriate place in my Main.tex file

iii) I use no cross-references (in my bibliography database)

iv) I use the Emacs editor and have sorted out my bibliography entries so the database itself (i.e. mybib.bib) is already in desired alphabetical order by author name (be it book or article).

Answer by Bob Jones
Submitted on 2/28/2007
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I have no idea


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