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Citing your sources

This guide covers the main electronic and print resources for Sociology and Anthropology.

Using ASA Style

The O'Neill Library carries a print copy of the Style Guide: American Sociological Association at the Reference Desk. In addition, we recommend the following websites for guidance with using ASA Style:



RefWorks is software that allows you to:

  • Store and organize citations.
  • Download citation information directly from Holmes, WorldCat Local, and many article databases.
  • Create an APA formatted References page in a matter of seconds.
  • Insert citations into the body of your paper.

Create a RefWorks account

A Guide to Using RefWorks

Why Cite Your Sources?

Citing your sources:

  • ensures that you are using information ethically and responsibly.
  • protects you against unintentionally plagiarizing someone else's work.
  • adds credibility to your own research.
  • most importantly, it is a requirement for all research papers.

For more information, please see BC's guide to Ethical Use of Sources. You may also want to view Harvard's tutorial on avoiding unintentional plagiarism.