Creating Author-Date Styles

Author-date citation styles are more commonly known as in-text citation styles or as Harvard styles. The APA style is the best-known style of this type. Characteristics of this type of citation style include the following:

Citations nearly always appear in the text in the format (Author Year) or Author (Year).

Multiple publications by an author from the same year are distinguished by the use of a letter following the year: Schwarz 2017a ... Schwarz 2007b

The bibliography is sorted alphanumerically by the last name of the first author.

1 Create a new style. Click Citation style properties.

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2 Click a Text citations. On the Classification tab, select b In-text citation: author date.

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3 Switch to the Unknown reference type. Drag the components you want to the In-text citation and Footnote rule sets.

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4 Click Edit component. Change the formatting style for the component if you want.

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5 Drag parentheses where you need them.

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6 The in-text citations have been defined. This rule set can now be inherited by other reference types. Switch to the Journal article reference type. Click Not inherited > Inherit from > Unknown. Repeat for all other reference types you used. (See: Reusing rule sets).

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7 Define the bibliography rule set for each reference type you need.

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