# LaTeX: BibLaTeX style

Biblatex is quite a powerful bibliography management system for LaTeX. Rather than try to find styles to suit your needs, it’s more straight forward to just alter one of the default styles. I made the following alterations to the authoryear-comp style for my thesis, the following gets added to the preamble:

```\usepackage[
style=authoryear-comp,
sorting=nyt, %sort intext by name year then title
maxcitenames=2, %max intext authors
maxbibnames=30, %max endtext authors
uniquename=false, %Robin Smith 2011, Alex Smith 2011 printed as 'Smith 2011a,b'
url=false, %Dont print URL
firstinits=true, %stops first author full name printed in bibliography
uniquelist=false, %will add 'a' and 'b' if 1st authors are identical
dashed=false, %print recurring author/editor names instead of replacing them by a dash
sortcites=true, %sorts intext citations by same pattern as bibliography
backend=biber
]{biblatex}
```\parencite{citationID} %in parentheses