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Citation Styles in the Social Sciences

 This section covers the most common style guides for social sciences, including APA (American Psychological Association), the ASA (American Sociological Association), and the AAA (American Anthropological Association).  Always consult your assignment or professor to determine which style to use for your research papers and cited references.  

APA Basics

APA Example Citations


APA Tutorial

APA Format in Word 2016 by Colin Murphy, Ed.D. 


American Sociological Association Style (ASA)

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Style Guide

According to the homepage of the American Anthropological Association: "As of September 2015, AAA style (for all publications) follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, particularly in regard to reference citations."  Always consult your professors for information on which styleguide to use for citations.