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SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

Websites for MLA Citation Help

OWL (Purdue University's Writing Lab) -- an extremely reliable and up-to-date site with information about APA format and a wide variety of citations.


MLA Style -- an online guide for how to do all things MLA style... from the MLA itself! 

Shortcuts to the MLA Style Guide (9th Edition)

From the APA Guidelines for Bias Free Language:

"The American Psychological Association emphasizes the need to talk about all people with inclusivity and respect. Writers using APA Style must strive to use language that is free of bias and avoid perpetuating prejudicial beliefs or demeaning attitudes in their writing. Just as you have learned to check what you write for spelling, grammar, and wordiness, practice reading your work for bias.

The guidelines for bias-free language contain both general guidelines for writing about people without bias across a range of topics and specific guidelines that address the individual characteristics of age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality. These guidelines and recommendations were crafted by panels of experts on APA’s bias-free language committees."