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Sociology: Citing & Writing

Information on library resources, services and more to get you started on researching sociology topics.

Literature Reviews

Useful sites that describe how to conduct a literature review.

Citation Styles

The  American Sociological Association Style Guide sets the standard for the format of scholarly publications. ASA style (as it is known) is used by researchers and  students in sociology. Citations using ASA style allow readers to locate the materials used in your research. Therefore, your citations should be as accurate and complete as possible.

For examples of how to cite various sources, look at some of the sites listed in the Online and Print Resources box on this page.

Online & Print Resources

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a very serious academic transgression. To learn more, check out the following resources: