Evaluating your sources is a crucial step of the research process. Evaluate each source carefully to determine its appropriateness and quality. The guides below will assist you:
Knowing how to cite another person's work properly helps you to:
ASA style (created by the American Sociological Association) is a widely accepted citation style used for writing university-level research papers in the discipline of sociology.
Some library databases, including Omni and Sociological Abstracts, provide a citation tool that allows you to generate a citation in a specified citation style format. Always check for accuracy when using these citation generators.
Plagiarism is a serious offense. Citing your sources is one way to avoid plagiarism. To test your knowledge of plagiarism and how to avoid it, try this interactive tutorial created by Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University: