Can't get references sorted alphabetically with BibTeX

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Hi all,

Could you help me figure out what packages I should use to get all references sorted alphabetically?

These are the packages and settings I'm using... I've tested many without success:

\usepackage{natbib}
\bibpunct{(}{)}{;}{a}{,}{,}
%...
\bibliographystyle{plainnat}
\renewcommand{\bibname}{Referências}
\bibliography{Referencias}


Thank you in advance

Márcio
 
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DrDu

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You don't need any package at all. I would try it out
using only

\bibliographystyle{plainnat} %or whatever style you chose
\renewcommand{\bibname}{Referências}
\bibliography{Referencias}

However it may be that you don't have all of the bibstyles installed on your computer although most of them should come with any modern tex-distribution.
 
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You don't need any package at all. I would try it out
using only

\bibliographystyle{plainnat} %or whatever style you chose
\renewcommand{\bibname}{Referências}
\bibliography{Referencias}

However it may be that you don't have all of the bibstyles installed on your computer although most of them should come with any modern tex-distribution.
Hi DrDu,

I tried with 4 packages (abbrvnat, plainnat, unsrtnat and apasoft, but the later didn't work at al) which seemed to work for my PhD thesis. All of them showed the references like this:

[Zhu et al.(2005)Zhu, Zheng, Guo, and Zhu]


and not like this:

Zhu et al.(2005)


meaning they all put the names of all authors after they are cited.

Any help will be very much appreciated.
 

DrDu

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Maybe you can show us a small example file and some information about what distribution you are using on which platform?
 

DrDu

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I could reproduce this. The styles you tried require
\usepackage[sort]{natbib}
\bibpunct{(}{)}{;}{a}{,}{,}

\bibliographystyle{plainnat}
\renewcommand{\bibname}{Referências}
\bibliography{Referencias}
 
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I could reproduce this. The styles you tried require
\usepackage[sort]{natbib}
\bibpunct{(}{)}{;}{a}{,}{,}

\bibliographystyle{plainnat}
\renewcommand{\bibname}{Referências}
\bibliography{Referencias}
It worked like a charm after your suggestion of adding 'sort' and after I replaced 'plainnat' with 'ametsoc'.
I'm using MikTeX on Windows 8.

Thank you very much

Márcio
 

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