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Recommended resources for research in sociology.
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CQ Researcher Online

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Current Events in Sociology

Contexts is a quarterly magazine published by the American Sociological Association.
(Click here for full-text access to this magazine through UF Libraries).

Go to the magazine's website ( to visit a community of sociology blogs. Some current blog postings are visible below:

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Use this guide to get familiar with some hand-picked resources to help you with your research assignments. This guide will recommend books, journals, databases, videos, websites, and more! If you would like more help, contact your subject librarian or click here to Ask-A-Librarian. Good luck and happy searching!


Style Guides

Below are style guides used in many courses. You may want to invest in your own copies of the guides you will use most often when you write class papers. Print copies of these guides are available in UF Libraries.

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Style Guide, 4rd Ed. - American Sociological Association
Call Number: HM569 .A54 2010 (Library West)
ISBN: 0912764317
Publication Date: 2010

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A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers
Call Number: HM585 .G78 2008
ISBN: 9780716776260
Publication Date: 2008
Includes a variety of writing samples to illustrate effective writing, this brief and inexpensive text teaches students how to deftly research and write about sociology.

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Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. - American Psychological Association
Call Number: BF76.7.P83 2010
ISBN: 1433805596
Also called the "APA Manual."

Online Writing Help

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent online source for writing guides. Handouts for major citation styles are linked below:

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