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SOC 201: Contemporary Social Problems

Research Guide for SOC 201

Citing in APA and ASA Style

When you use someone else's words or ideas in your papers, you should create In-text citations within your paper and References Page (ASA) or References List (APA) citations at the end of the paper. Each In-text citation should lead to a References Page/List citation, and each References Page/List citation should come from an In-text citation.

Write & Cite in American Sociological Association (ASA) Style

Use the American Sociological Association Style Guide (5th edition) to correctly cite your sources and format your research paper.  

Use the American Sociological Association's Quick Tips ASA Style Sheet for:

  • In-Text citation templates
  • References Page citation templates

Use the Purdue OWL American Sociological Association (ASA) Formatting and Style Guide templates to put together your ASA In-Text and References Page citations:

The University of Connecticut American Sociological Association guide below has an extensive list of References Page citation templates and examples, including templates and examples for DVDs and online videos.

Write and Cite in American Psychological (APA) Style

When you use someone else's words or ideas in your papers, you should create In-text citations (within the paper) and References list citations (at the end of the paper). Each In-text citation should lead to a References list citation, and each References list citation should come from an In-text citation.

Use the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) to correctly cite your sources and format your research paper.  

Use the Purdue OWL APA Formatting and Style Guide templates to put together your APA in-text and references list citations:

Use the APA Style website or take the Basics of APA Style tutorial for help with putting together your citations and formatting your research paper. Read through the short blog entry The Proper Use of Et Al in APA Style for explanations and examples of how to handle in-text and Reference List citations for various numbers of authors.  

Use this sample APA paper to help you format your paper and this sample APA References list to help you put together your References list.

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