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Sociology Research

Citation Styles

ASA (American Sociological Association) format is used by sociologists preparing manuscripts for publication. ASA style is based on The Chicago Manual of Style.

Professors often make clear in their assignment guidelines their expectations for style usage. Many require discipline-specific styles in major courses while allowing more choice in non-major (SO 101) courses. 

Always make sure you are clear on the assignment expectations.

American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association (ASA)


Citation Management Made Easier!

Vogel Library provides access to RefWorks, a powerful citation management tool. Using a citation management tool will assist you in organizing and storing research articles and creating bibliographies. All faculty, students, and staff can set up a free RefWorks account:

  1. Go to the RefWorks login page (linked below)
  2. Click "Create Account"
  3. Sign up using your Wartburg email account

Questions? Contact the library!

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