Skip to main content

Freshman Learning Communities: Social Sciences

This portal features guides for each freshman learning community. To get started, click on the tab related to your major.

Getting Started with Discover

View in Full Screen | Click CC button in lower right for captions | Length: 1:40

Try the Advanced Discover Search to narrow your search to within a specific discipline (e.g. sociology, psychology, etc.).

Writing & Citing in the Social Sciences

These are the most popular writing and citation styles used in the social sciences:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th Ed.
Library North 1st Floor | User Services Desk | Call Number BF76.7 .P83 2010

Online help with APA style available from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 7th ed. (Modern Language Association)
Library North 1st Floor | User Services Desk | Call Number LB2369 .G53 2009

Online help with MLA style available from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed. 
Library North 1st Floor | User Services Desk | Call Number Z253 .U69 2010
Also available online

Online help with Chicago Manual of Style available from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

A Manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers. 8th ed. (Turabian Style)
Library North 1st Floor | User Services Desk | Call Number LB2369 .T8 2013

Online help with Turabian style available from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

ASA Style Guide. 2010. 4th ed. (American Sociological Association)
Library North 2nd Floor | Reference Collection | Call Number Ref. HM73 .A54 2010

Online help with ASA Style available from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Social Sciences Librarians

Anthropology
Jason Puckett

Geography
Joe Hurley

History
Jill Anderson

Political Science
Brian Kooy

Psychology
Ida Martinez

Sociology
Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

Chat With Us!

Academic Honesty

Help with Writing

The Writing Studio

One-on-one help

976 Langdale Hall
Schedule an appointment
Get help via online chat


ESL Tutors

Get help with English writing and speaking skills.

Library North 2nd Floor
Schedule an Appointment