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Purdue Owl provides information about the American Sociological Association (ASA) style including manuscript formatting, in-text citations, formatting the reference page, and accepted manuscript writing style. The bibliographical format described is from the American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide, 5th edition. 

Several citation management systems are also available for all Western students, staff, and faculty; this web-based software can help you organize and format your citations.

Writing in the Social Sciences

The Writing Support Centre provides services to help you realize your writing potential. Services they offer include: 

  • Individual one-on-one counseling
  • In-house Writing in the Disciplines seminars and workshops
  • Online help and resources
  • Transitioning to university writing clinics
  • Drop-In counselling services at Weldon Library
  • Outreach presentations for faculty
  • GradWRITE: a series of workshops and annual conference tailored for grads
  • GradLAB: a resource lounge for grads