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Sociology: Creating Citations

This guide provides an overview and links to important sources of information for research in the field of sociology.


Becoming part of the scholarly conversation means that you need to cite the work that you used to write your paper. Citing your work has actually never been easier due to a variety of tools available to you.

Decorative Purdue OWL icon Purdue Owl's Formatting in Sociology (ASA) 
 This site provides examples of citation styles and in-text citations.

Decorative image of Zotero icon Zotero
​ This tool allows you to save citations and the PDFs of articles in one place and use those to create bibliographies and in-text citations.

Here are a few tools to help you use Zotero:

  1. Zotero Citation Styles
    This site contains citation styles for just about everything, including ASA (American Sociological Association).
  2. Zotero help videos
    Here you can watch some videos on how to use Zotero.
  3. Zotero forum
    Since this software is open source there are lots of people out there working on ways to make Zotero better. This site is a great place to go when you have trouble to see if someone else has found a solution.

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