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Style and Reference Guide

The style and reference guide is based on the American Sociological Association Style Guide (4th Edition) (a copy of the ASA Style Guide is available on reserve in the Stauffer library).

While this style and reference guide follows the ASA Style Guide on most points there are some minor, but important, differences we have introduced for the purposes of undergraduate essays in the Queen's Department of Sociology. You should read through this guide before you begin to write your essay and refer to it when referencing ideas, paraphrasing, or making direct quotations.

Queen's offers a guide on citation management available here If you use a bibliographic management tool (often called a “citation manager”) you must ensure that it will create an ASA style list of references at the end of your essay.