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Recommended library resources for research in sociology.

Style Guides
Style guides show you how to write your papers clearly and concisely to effectively communicate your research. You will find instructions on paper formatting, citations, reference lists, figures, tables, and more.

These style guides are used in many courses. Print copies of these guides are available in UF Libraries. You might consider purchasing your own copy of the guide you use in most of your classes.

ASA Style

The American Sociological Association provides Quick Tips for ASA Style.

Purdue Online Writing Lab provides basics for in-text citations, page formatting, and manuscript writing style.

APA Style

The APA Style and Grammar Guidelines provides guidelines for paper format, in-text citations, mechanics of style, bias-free language, tables and figures, references, and grammar. 

Key resources include:

MLA Style

The MLA Style Center provides information on citing sources, writing, and research. 

Key resources include:

Chicago Style

The Chicago Manual of Style Online includes the complete style guide (fully available through the UF Libraries). 

Key resources include:

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