# Solution: APA citation style in Lyx with Biblatex

Hello,


Ages ago I asked this list about how to do APA references for my thesis, and since with rgheck's help I ended up with a method that seems to be working properly I figured it might be useful for someone else:

install Biblatex:
http://amychr.wordpress.com/2007/08/07/how-to-install-biblatex/
install biblatex-apa:
http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/biblatex-apa.html
look in the documentation for instructions, section 2 of
http://dante.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/exptl/biblatex-contrib/biblatex-apa/biblatex-apa.pdf
step 1 of http://wiki.lyx.org/BibTeX/Biblatex
texhash
reconfigure Lyx

In the document you want to use APA for:
steps 4 & 5 of http://wiki.lyx.org/BibTeX/Biblatex

\usepackage[style=apa]{biblatex}
\bibliography{/path/to/your/bibliography}       %without the .bib ending;
%       multiple \bibliograpy entries are possible for several bib files

% the following command transform the natbib citation commands into apa/biblatex
% citation commands:
\def\citet{\textcite}
\def\citep{\parencite}
\def\citealp{\nptextcite}

now you can use the normal Lyx natbib interface to add citations.