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SOAN 301: Power and Inequality: Writing & Citing

Guide supporting research in SOAN 301

Get Help at CWLT

The Center for Writing, Learning and Teaching (CWLT), located in Howarth 109, offers students opportunities to get help on all aspects of the writing process.  Services include:

  • Writing Advisors who are selected through a rigorous application process and who are specially trained to help students get started on a paper, organize their thoughts, or improve their editing skills.
  • Peer Tutors in a wide range of subjects who are nominated by professors in their disciplines and who are specially trained to help students individually or in small groups.
  • Language Partners who work with multilingual students to help them navigate the conventions and quirks of academic English writing.
  • Academic Consultants who are specially trained to help students improve their time management skills, organization, study skills, and test-taking strategies.

Sound Writing

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Sound Writing is the official writing handbook on campus, written by student writing advisors and specifically tailored to the needs of Puget Sound students and their faculty.

In addition to supporting the development of successful academic writing skills, Sound Writing also includes sections on research methods, writing in the disciplines, and more.

Sound Writing provides help with three citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago (notes & bibliography).

Current Edition: 2020

Specialized Anthropology and Sociology Style Guides

Alternate Citation Styles:
Unsure which citation style you're supposed to use? When in doubt, check with your professor. Additional style guides also used in Sociology & Anthropology:

Also see Citation Tools from the Collins Library.

Citation Guides

Check with your professor about which citation guide you should use for your research papers.

APA Quick Reference

Purdue Owl offers an excellent online guide to APA Formatting and Syle.

Citing Sources

Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:

  • Give fair credit to others for their ideas, creations, and expressions.
  • Back up claims and statements.
  • Provide a way for an interested reader to learn more.
  • Support academic integrity.

Consult Citation Tools to learn more about different citation styles.  Collins Library also supports two knowledge management tools:  RefWorks and Zotero.

Need Help?

Ben Tucker
Social Sciences Librarian
btucker@pugetsound.edu
(253) 879-3667
Office Location: Library 142
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