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The unacknowledged use of other people's ideas or work, whether intentional or unintentional, is a serious academic offense. Plagiarism can be avoided through careful work habits.
Information needed to cite a journal article, a web page or a book
- What information do I need to cite a journal article? How to identify and find the elements you need to cite an article, whether online or print. With examples.
- What information do I need to cite a webpage? Learn how to identify and find the elements you need to cite an webpage, including blog posts, reports, and other files. With examples.
- What information do I need to cite a book? How to identify and find the elements you need to cite a book, including print and e-books. With examples.
Anthropological citation style
As of September 2015, American Anthropological Association (AAA) recommends the use of Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date).
- Chicago/Turabian (17th ed.)
- The Chicago Manual of Style - Q & A. A searchable index of answered questions.
Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers
Books on writing in Anthropology and Sociology
- A student's writing guide : how to plan and write successful essays
- The anthropology of writing understanding textually-mediated worlds and in [print]
- Communicating social science research to policymakers
- Elements of Indigenous style : a guide for writing by and about Indigenous Peoples also in [print]
- "Good writing" in cross-cultural context [print]
- A guide to writing sociology papers and in [print]
- Handbook of autoethnography
- How to finish and defend your dissertation : strategies to complete the professional practice doctorate
- How to write qualitative research
- Learn to Write Badly: How to Succeed in the Social Sciences
- The insider's guide to technical writing
- Presenting data how to communicate your message effectively
- Readability: text and context
- The Sociology Student Writer's Manual and Reader's Guide
- Style guide / American Sociological Association and in [print]
- The writer's handbook for sociology
- Writing a Graduate Thesis or Dissertation
- Writing ethnography
Writing for social scientists : How to start and finish your thesis, book, or article
- Access to this book is limited to three-simultaneous users
- Writing for visual thinkers a guide for artists and designers
- Writing in sociology [print]
- Writing in the social sciences : a guide for term papers and book reviews [print]
- Writing up qualitative research
- Writing up Quantitative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Dissertation solutions a concise guide to planning, implementing, and surviving the dissertation process
- Milestone moments in getting your PhD in qualitative research
- Publishing from your doctoral research : create and use a publication strategy [print]
- The Student's Guide to Preparing Dissertations and Theses
Useful subject headings for writing
Browse by Subject (Browse tab in "Catalogue Search", change "Title" to "Subject")
- Audio-visual materials -- Authorship
- Communication In The Humanities
- Communication In The Social Sciences
- Dissertations, Academic -- Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
- Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
- English language -- Accents and accentuation
- English language -- Grammar
- English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
- English Language -- Terms And Phrases
- Ethnology -- Authorship
- Government Report Writing
- Report Writing
- Report Writing -- Handbooks Manuals Etc
- Social sciences -- Authorship
- Sociology -- Authorship
- Written communication -- Technological innovations
See also the SFU Library's Writing and Style Guides for further information on citation styles and guides to writing.
For undergraduate students, the Student Learning Commons provides assistance and numerous, helpful guides.
For graduate students, the Research Commons provides assistance and numerous guides and workshops.
- Graduate writing resources - for more information on different types of writing, including "literature reviews."
- Submit a Read Ahead request
- Submit a Consultation request and choose "Writing" as the Consultation Type.
- Submit a Consultation request and choose "Presentation" as the Consultation Type.
- Thesis Boot Camp is a multi-day workshop which provides graduate students with the opportunity to spend three days dedicated to making serious progress on their dissertation or master’s thesis.
- Open Writing Lab: Write Time, Write Space!