We cite sources to acknowledge the work of others, as well as to avoid academic dishonesty, or plagiarism. There are various formats for citing sources and your instructior will tell you which to follow.
The American Sociological Association Style Guide is intended for authors who are preparing manuscripts for publication in ASA journals. This handout is intended for students who are instructed to use "ASA style" when writing research papers. Consult the ASA Style Guide for additional or more detailed information (2 NORTH Reference HM 73 .A54 1997).
American Psychological Association or APA style is widely accepted in the Social Sciences. For more information consult the 6th edition on 2 North Reference and in Dictionary Stands on all floors: BF 76.7 P83 2010. Publication Manual sections are noted in square brackets [ ].