Instructors in social sciences generally prefer students to use the APA documentation format. Like MLA style, APA style prefers in-text references that direct the reader to the list of references for more detailed information. For more information on APA, the APA blog responds to different topics and questions about how to use this formatting style.
Below are the APA guidelines according to the 5th edition.
Unlike MLA style, APA style uses the term references rather than works cited. Give page numbers for items such as articles that appear within a larger work. Indent the first line of each entry in your references list. If your list of references contains two or more works by the same author, list the entries by date, with the earliest publication first.