Style manuals and guides provide information on standard practices for manuscript preparation, source citation and bibliography preparation. Many academic disciplines use MLA as a standard style, but be aware that some courses might require a different style, such as ASA, APA, Chicago or Turabian.
In most cases, your professor will indicate which style to use for class assignments. If you have specific questions about formatting or writing style, stop by the college Writing Center, located in Clare Hall.
Find the American Sociological Association's Style Guide in our Reference collection, 2nd floor of the library. The call number for locating it is:
REF HM569 .A53
Other helpful guides include the following:
Quick Guide to ASA Style (PDF format): A Quick reference on ASA style, provided by the American Sociological Association.
OWL - The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University: An extensive online writing lab, produced and maintained by Purdue University. This resource supports all phases of the writing process, from development of a concept through preparation for publication.
In addition to these resources, take a look at our Library Resources LibGuides for general citation information, in various formats.