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Sociology Research

A guide to research in Sociology

APA: Quick Guide

APA: Quick Guide (Accessible View)

APA (American Psychological Association)

*Use hanging indentation after the first row of text if reference is multiple rows of text long.


Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher. DOI (if available)

Journal Articles

Author, A. A., Author B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.


Author, A. A., & Author, B.B. (Year, Month Date). Title of webpage. Name of Website. URL

In Text

(Author, Year of publication, p. #)


APA style introduction (n.d.). Purdue OWL. Retrieved July 16, 2021, from

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