|ASA and APA Style
For your references, citations, and bibliography, you must learn and use an accepted style, such as American Sociological
Association (ASA) style or American Psychological Association (APA) style. As a sociologist, I'm partial to ASA.
Generally, in the text, an author's last name is followed by the year of publication in parenthesis. When listing references in a bibliography, the necessary information includes book name, book author, place of publication, year of publication, and publisher must be listed. For instance: Moskos, Peter. 2008. Cop in the Hood: My Year in Baltimore's Eastern District. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. For an article, you must include the article title and the journal title and volume. For instance: Moskos, Peter. 2007. "Nine-One-One and the Failure of Police Rapid Response." Law Enforcement Executive Forum. 7(4): 137-150.
Simple, easy, get it right.