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An introduction to Sociology resources at Queen's

Style Guides

American Sociological Association Style Guide (7th edition)
Stauffer Library Reference Collection: REF HM569.A54 2022

Quick Tips for ASA Style
Guide for how to cite references using the American Sociological Association style.

This style and reference guide follows the American Sociological Association Style Guide on most points there are some minor, but important, differences introduced for the purposes of undergraduate essays in the Queen's Department of Sociology. You should read through this guide before you begin to write your essay and refer to it when referencing ideas, paraphrasing, or making direct quotations.

Writing Manuals

Effective Writing in Sociology: A Guide for Researchers and Students (2023)
Designed  to  help  students  produce  a  manuscript  that  is  clear,  concise,  and  compelling,  Effective  Writing  for  Sociology  demonstrates  and deconstructs  what  makes  effective  writing  and how best to communicate scholarly ideas.

The Sociology Student Writer's Manual
Stauffer Library: REF HM585.S638 2010
Provides information about the basic skills of writing, formatting, source citations, grammar, sentence structure, research, and utilizing available sources.

Citation Managers

Citation management tools allow a user to collect, organize and retrieve one's personal library of citations, and insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography using one's preferred citation style.

Consult the Queen's Library guide to citation managers for more information.