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SOC 231 / GWS 231: Sociology of Marriage and Family

How to Insert a Hanging Indent

In Microsoft Word, highlight the text (the entire list of references/citations) and do the following:

On the "Home" tab, in the “Paragraph” section, select the arrow in the lower right hand corner to open the dialog box.  Under “Indentation”, choose "Hanging" in the "Special" drop-down menu.   

In Google Docs, highlight the text, click on "Format," then go down to "Align & indent," then click on "Indentation options." In the Indentation options menu, under "Special," select "Hanging." Click "Apply."

Citing Data

Consult pages 86, 114, & 118 of The ASA Style Guide, 5th edition, that give some advice. It is kept at the Library Services Desk, REF DESK HM 569 .A54 2014  

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