You don't need \usepackage{natbib}  in the preamble, but select the
natbib option in Document -> Settings -> Bibliography. There you can
also select Author,Year. For square brackets add "square" to the
options in Document -> Settings -> Document Class -> Custom.

I hope this helps. Regards.
Julio Rojas

On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 11:02 PM, Richard Heck <> wrote:
> On 08/14/2011 03:32 PM, Bruce Pourciau wrote:
>> I have a document in the Article (Elsevier) class, with Natbib
>> Author-Year selected under Bibliography and \usepackage{natbib} in the
>> preamble. I have a bibtex generated bibliography using the .bst style
>> file of the journal which is in the folder with my document.
>> The bibliography is coming out fine, but the citations in the text
>> should be, say, [Newton, 1999, 407] and I'm getting a numerical style
>> with no brackets: 12, 407.
> This is almost always due to a problem in the BibTeX file, e.g., a
> missing year somewhere, or possibly a Unicode character that is messing
> things up. Exporting to LaTeX and running everything manually from a
> terminal:
>    latex myfile
>    bibtex myfile
> should help. Error messages from the latter are what to look for.
> Richard

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