Referencing styles are instructions explaining how to reference the sources you use. There are many different styles but it is important to:
The preference in Sociology and Social Policy is for in-text citations over footnoting. These options include:
- Chicago B (author-date)
Each style has an official “style manual". For these please see our Referencing and citing: styles guide.
Consult your course outline to check for a preferred style or contact your lecturer. Student Learning Support Services also provides helpful academic writing tips and hints.