## LaTeX forum ⇒ BibTeX, biblatex and biber ⇒ Two Years for a single Bibliography Entry

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whirlwindmind
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### Two Years for a single Bibliography Entry

Hi there,

this is my first entry, so please be patient – and many thanks in advance for that.

I am writing an article on a historical subject, and would like to include the year of first publication in addition to the year of the publication I use. For example: Locke (1690/2008)

If I simply write "1690/2008" into my BibTeX file, nothing changes. All I get in my document is "Locke (2008)".

Any ideas how to fix this?

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whirlwindmind
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Writing {1690/2008} into the year-entry of my bibtex file (call it locke1690) does not give the result "Locke (1690/2008)" if I type cite{locke1690}.

Any more ideas?

molipoli
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I was also looking for an answer to this question. A shame no-one answered.

whirlwindmind
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Okay, I put this up once more. Still no answer? Anybody?

Johannes_B
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Using the modern biblatex one can easily do it:
Found on TeX.SX
\documentclass{article} \usepackage[	%style=verbose	style=authoryear]{biblatex} \renewbibmacro*{date}{%   \printdate   \iffieldundef{origyear}{%   }{%     \setunit*{\addspace}%     \printtext[parens]{\printorigdate}%   }%} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}@book{kullback:reprint,   author       = {Kullback, Solomon},   title        = {Information Theory and Statistics},   year         = 1997,   publisher    = {Dover Publications},   location     = {New York},   origyear     = 1959,   origpublisher= {John Wiley \& Sons},   langid       = {english},   langidopts   = {variant=american},   annotation   = {A reprint of the \texttt{kullback} entry. Note the format of                   \texttt{origyear} and \texttt{origpublisher}. These fields are                   not used by the standard bibliography styles},}\end{filecontents} \addbibresource{\jobname.bib}  \begin{document}\cite{kullback:reprint} \printbibliography \end{document}
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