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SOCI 1301: Introduction to Sociology

Finding scholarly journals, evaluating sources, becoming familiar with library sources for the field.

Citation Style

  • Dr. Kunz requires that you use APA style for your writing.
  • Style is much more than formatting references. It includes:
    • language usage
    • font size, line spacing, and page numbering
    • paragraph, page, and table formatting, etc
  • There is a copy of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association at the Research & Access Desk.
  • The links in the box to the right are excellent sources.

Your assignments for this class require that you use scholarly articles. The sample citation below is for a journal that continues page numbers from one issue to the next, which is known as continuous pagination:

Magagna, J. (2013). The development of language in the early months of life. Infant Observation, 16, 112-129.

(please note the double spacing and hanging indent in the above sample)

Helpful links


Is crucial to good academic writing, and tests how well you understand the material you are using. Plagiarism tutorials and guides can help you practice this essential skill.

Other Helpful Citation Resources

These are just a few free tools you can use to manage your research, articles, and citations to help you stay organized.