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Sociology Librarians

UBC Vancouver
Humanities & Social Sciences Division
Koerner Library


UBC Okanagan

Kim Buschert Acting for 2023


UBC Okanagan
Marjorie Mitchell - On leave 2023.



Citation Styles in Sociology

Sociologists use a number of styles, including the two styes mentioned below.

For information on Chicago/Turabian or MLA, please refer to the Major Styles list in the How to Cite Guide

APA Style (American Psychological Association)

APA (American Psychological Association)

American Psychological Association (APA) style is the standard style used for psychology and many other academic disciplines, especially the social sciences.

APA Style Guides Online

APA Style Guide In Print

ASA (American Sociological Association)

American Sociological Association

The American Sociological Association Style Guides in Print