Latex Bibliography Page Style Haircut

I am trying to change the pagination on the first page of my references section. I've been using fancyhdr to customize the pagination in my headers per the requirements of the thesis format at my school. In the article class, the first page of a chapter gets its first page style reset to plain, so the fancyhdr style never applies since it goes overwritten. The fancyhdr manual offers a solution by saying to edit the plain style, but I need to keep the plain style because I am using that elsewhere. So my question is, how can I set the header/footer on the first page of my references section so that it uses the fancy style, without editing the plain pagestyle?

Here is a MWE:

With a References.bib file containing:

I had to make the References section longer than a page in this MWE because otherwise, the single page is paginated correctly. But when longer than 2 pages, I can't seem to get the references section to use the fancy pagestyle on the first page.


Natbib uses the citation style associated with the corresponding bibliography style if no specific citation commands are declared. There are some additional commands to control some punctuation parameters. See the example below:

\documentclass{article}\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}\usepackage[english]{babel}   %Import the natbib package and sets a bibliography and citation styles\usepackage{natbib}\bibliographystyle{abbrvnat}\setcitestyle{authoryear,open={((},close={))}}     \begin{document}   \section{First Section} This document is an example, Two items are cited: \textit{The \LaTeX\ Companion} book \cite[see][chap 2]{latexcompanion} and Einstein's journal paper \cite{einstein}.     %Imports the bibliography file "sample.bib"\bibliography{sample}   \end{document}

The specific command to format the citation style is:

The parameters, comma-separated, tell LaTeX to use the authoryear citation mode and use double parentheses as opening and closing marks. Below a list of possible parameters that can be passed to this command:

  • Citation mode: , or .
  • Brackets: or . You can manually set any other opening and closing characters with adn .
  • Citation separator: , .
  • Separator between author and year:
  • Separator between years with common author: <code>yysep={char}.
  • Text before post-note: .

The are other additional citation commands depending on the citation mode. For instance, in the example above the command takes two extra parameters; the first optional parameter see is printed before the citation mark and the second optional parameter chap 2 is printed after the citation mark. Below a table describing some additional citation commands:

command description
Textual citation
Parenthetical citation
Same as but if there are several authors, all names are printed
The same as but if there are several authors, all names are printed
Prints only the name of the authors(s)
Prints only the year of the publication.

For more information about the rest of the commands in this example see Bibliography management with natbib

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\setcitestyle{authoryear, open={((},close={))}


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