Sociology and Social Policy

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Referencing styles are instructions explaining how to reference the sources you use. There are many different styles but it is important to:

  • choose one
  • be consistent

The preference in Sociology and Social Policy is for in-text citations over footnoting. These options include: 

  • APA
  • Harvard
  • 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