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General research guide for OSU's Sociology program, part of the School of Public Policy. Covers both undergraduate and graduate research.

ASA Style Guide

Use this style sheet to create your citations and references. Examples and information come from the American Sociological Association Style Guide (4th ed., 2010).


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Zotero is a free tool that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use and lives in your web browser where you do your work. Zotero can be downloaded as a Firefox extension, or as a StandAlone version that works with Chrome and Safari. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies using Word (for Mac or Windows) or OpenOffice.

References can be added to a Zotero library in many different ways:  directly from databases, journal websites, Google Scholar or the library catalog, by reference file import (for example from an EndNote library) and by entering them manually.

Learn more about using Zotero here.