On this page
- Information needed to cite a journal article, a web page or a book
- Citing data
- American Sociological Association
- Citation style guides
- Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers
- Anthropological Citation Style
- Citation management
- Books on writing in Anthropology and Sociology
- Writing dissertations
- Open Access
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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.
American Sociological Association
- American Sociological Association (ASA) - Style guide [print]
- American Sociological Review also has the ASA style examples in their manuscript submissions page.
- Citing Web Sources in ASA Style
- Quick Tips for ASA Style
Citation style guides
- APA (6th ed.)
- MLA (8th ed.)
- Chicago/Turabian (17th ed.)
- Government documents, Canadian -- APA style | MLA style | Chicago style
Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers
Anthropological Citation Style
As of September 2015, American Anthropological Association (AAA) recommends the use of Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date).
- The Chicago Manual of Style - Q & A -- A searchable index of answered questions
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 [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 [print and online]
- 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 (Use the "Browse" tab in "Catalogue Search", and 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
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.
- Writing workshops