## LaTeX forum ⇒ BibTeX, biblatex and biber ⇒ Author-Year Citation with Number in References

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pallav
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### Author-Year Citation with Number in References

I'm using this for getting author-year citation.
\usepackage[authoryear, semicolon, sort&compress]{natbib} \bibliographystyle{unsrtnat} \bibliography{Bibliography}

It is working fine for me. The references are without numbering. Is it possible to get numbering of the references in a author-year citation case?

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josephwright
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Could you illustrate how you want this to look? Author-year means that citations are of the form 'Other (2013)' and so on, so numbers do not usually make sense.
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sukhjitsehra
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I am also facing the same problem to a design a style with natbib where citation are in author year style i.e (Andrew, 2009) and references numbered
[1] Host, M. and Wohlin, C. (1998), “An experimental study of individual subjective effort estimations and combinations of the estimates,” in Proceedings of the (20th) International Conference on Software Engineering, IEEE, Kyoto, 332– 339.

[2] Miranda, E. (2000), “An Evaluation of the Paired Comparisons Method for Software Sizing,” in Proceedings of the 22Nd international Conference on Software Engineering, ACM, New York, NY, USA, ICSE ’00, 597–604.

The issue is both format are contrdictary but still it is required.

If anybody has worked on it. Do suggest

Johannes_B
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Hi and welcome,

even though it is a bit contradictory, it is easy possible with the relatively new package biblatex.

Hint: Click on Open in Writelatex (which is now known as Overleaf) to see the result directly. We use the sample database coming with the package and the bibliography processor biber, which replaces the quite old bibtex.
\documentclass{article}\usepackage[bibstyle=numeric,citestyle=authoryear,backend=biber]{biblatex}\addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib}\begin{document}\cite{westfahl:space,aristotle:physics} and \cite{companion}\printbibliography\end{document}
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