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Soc 390: Research Methods 1 -- Sociological Literature

Citation Style Formats & Tools for Sociology

Information for authors from the American Journal of Sociology
Includes examples of citation format.

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide
From the Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press). Sociology uses the author-date format option.

Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.
Reference Z 253 .U69 2010, or use the online edition.

Citation Management Software

Zotero is a citation management software that helps organize your research. It can be useful in creating your in-text citations and bibliographies. Many students find it a helpful tool for longer papers and essential when writing your thesis.

To get started with Zotero, see the Zotero guide. Here you will find tips and tricks, as well as instructions to downloading a browser extension. 

I am happy to help you in this process. You can also ask for help at the reference desk.