AAA uses The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, 2003) and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition, 2006). This guide is an outline of style rules basic to AAA style. Where no rule is present on this list, follow Chicago.
The social sciences usually follow the format of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Style guide / American Sociological Association 2North Ref HM 569 .A54 2007
APA Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. 1st floor, User Services and 2North Ref BF 76.7 P83 2010
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.