I wish to have a citation in the text as follows:

However with growing sustainability concerns (Madu, 2001), organizations need to undertake suitable measures to improve their sustainability aspects (Amrina & Yusof, 2011).

And in respective references, I need a list of references along with the serial numbers in such a manner that in text full citation is restored as such.

  1. Amrina, E., & Yusof, S. M. (2011). Key performance indicators for sustainable manufacturing evaluation in automotive companies. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, (pp. 1093 - 1097).

  2. Madu, C. (2001). Handbook of environmentally conscious manufacturing. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

I have been using following code:

\bibliographystyle{apa-good} % for last name as references

Please help.

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    I'm thinking I'm not the only one... I am sorry but I really don't understand your question: Are you happy with the way the citation appears in the text but you want to have a number at the beginning of each reference in the bibliography and apa-good is not providing the style that you like?
    – FionaSmith
    Apr 15, 2014 at 8:55
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. Apr 15, 2014 at 8:58
  • @FionaSmith - Yes, exactly just like in word we can put serial numbers to the list of references, the same way i am not able to achieve the same in latex. however the citation in text is required as such only with complete details. Can you please guide for some way out. Apr 15, 2014 at 10:10
  • Still not sure I've got it! Do you want the citation in the text to read However with growing sustainability concerns (Madu, C., 2001. Handbook of environmentally conscious manufacturing. Kluwer Academic Publishers.) or are you happy with However with growing sustainability concerns (Madu, 2001)? I doubt I can help you personally but it would help others to help you if what you want is clearly stated. Perhaps you could modify your question to make it clear exactly what you want!
    – FionaSmith
    Apr 15, 2014 at 10:20
  • @FionaSmith - I require (Madu, 2001) as it is in my text but with the code mentioned in above question i am only getting my list of references with out serial numbers. So i need to add serial numbers in front of all the references now in addition to it. Apr 15, 2014 at 10:34

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biblatex supports independent citation and bibliography styles. Working from Biblatex enumerating sorted bibliography (using authoryear-ibid style), Harvard Reference using Biblatex, and How to add a comma between author and year:

     AUTHOR  = "Kernighan, Brian W. and Ritchie, Dennis M.",
     TITLE   = "{The C Programming Language Second Edition}",
     PUBLISHER = "Prentice-Hall, Inc.",
     YEAR = 1988




In 1988 C was totally awesome. \autocite{KandR}



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    Mhhh, if you are using bibstyle=numeric, there seems to be no reason to redefine \defbibenvironment{bibliography}. (Save for changing the number format, but that can be done more elegantly via \DeclareFieldFormat{labelnumberwidth}{#1.}). You could of course stick to the new definition of \defbibenvironment{bibliography} and just go with style=authoryear (so you do not even need different citestyle/bibstyles).
    – moewe
    Apr 18, 2014 at 13:14
  • Edited to go with redefining labelnumberwidth. Much simpler for this case. Thanks. Apr 18, 2014 at 15:18

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