# [Tex/LaTex] Mixing bibliographic styles in Biblatex

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Biblatex allows multiple bibliographies to be printed. How do I make one bilbiography use author-year style while make another use a numerical style? I've heard that this is bad typography but I want to do it to distinguish between actual references to literature (author-year) and image credits (which I hope to do numerically).

I've read through the Biblatex documentation and it doesn't seem to help.

After much searching on Tex.StackExchange, I put together a hack that produced this:

I hope my code will be of use to others who want to do something similar.

Code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[backend=biber, %I think this should work for BibTex too, but I'm not sure.
style=authoryear, %Set author-year as the default style; later hacks will produce a fake numeric style.
defernumbers %Works together with resetnumbers so that the numbering of numeric entries is independent of the author-year citations.
]{biblatex}

%Copied from numeric.cbx to imitate numerical citations.
\providebool{bbx:subentry}
\newbibmacro*{citenum}{%Note: the original macro was called "cite". I did not redefine "cite", but instead defined a new macro "citenum", because the author-year citations use the "cite" macro too. "\renewbibmacro*{cite}" would have caused all the author-year citations to become numeric too.
\printtext[bibhyperref]{%If you ever want to use hyperref
\printfield{prefixnumber}%
\printfield{labelnumber}%
\ifbool{bbx:subentry}
{\printfield{entrysetcount}}
{}}}

%Copied from numeric.cbx to define a new numeric citation command for @online entries.
\DeclareCiteCommand{\conline}[\mkbibbrackets]
{\usebibmacro{prenote}}
{\usebibmacro{citeindex}%
\usebibmacro{citenum}}%Note: this was originally "cite" but I changed it to "citenum" to avoid clashes with the author-year style.
{\multicitedelim}
{\usebibmacro{postnote}}

\begin{document}
Cite books, \parencite{Book} \parencite{Book2}

Cite online stuff, \conline{Online} \conline{Online2}

%Print the normal author-year bibliography
\printbibliography[nottype=online]

%Redefine the bibliography environment to imitate the numeric citation style
\defbibenvironment{bibliography}
{\list
{\printfield[labelnumberwidth]{labelnumber}}
{\setlength{\labelwidth}{\labelnumberwidth}%
\setlength{\leftmargin}{\labelwidth}%
\setlength{\labelsep}{\biblabelsep}%
\setlength{\itemsep}{\bibitemsep}%
\setlength{\parsep}{\bibparsep}}%
\renewcommand*{\makelabel}[1]{\hss##1}}
{\endlist}
{\item}
\DeclareFieldFormat{labelnumberwidth}{\mkbibbrackets{#1}\hspace{-1.1em}}
\printbibliography[type=online,title=Online,resetnumbers]
\end{document}


The file Bibliography.bib contains:

@book{Book,
author    = {Author},
title     = {Title},
publisher = {Publisher},
year      = {2014},
}

@book{Book2,
author    = {Author2},
title     = {Title2},
publisher = {Publisher2},
year      = {2015},
}

@online{Online,
author = {Author},
title = {Title},