For sociology projects and essays, you're typically expected to use one of two styles: ASA or APA. If your professor asks you to use APA--the style of the American Psychological Association--then consult the following resources. For styles other than APA, please refer to the Library's guide to Style Manuals & Writing Guides.
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, published in July, 2009) is available at the Reference Desk under this call number: BF76.7 .P83 2010. This is the authoritative guide for APA style.
For a "cheat sheet" to APA style, refer to the Library Quick Guide for APA style, available at the left in two formats, MS Word or PDF.
For additional online guides to APA style, refer to any of the APA quick links in the box at the left.
You can use RefWorks to organize references you collect while conducting research, cite the references in your essay, and compile a bibliography according to the citation style of your choice. Open RefWorks to get started, or consult our RefWorks Guide for more information (including the Group Code for CSULA).