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ASA Style

ASA style is the citation style of the American Sociological Association.

ASA Style Resources

ASA style relies heavily on the Chicago Manual of Style, making that text a good complementary reference to ASA Lite.

  • ASA Lite for Research Papers
    ASA Lite is a concise guide to crafting college research papers in the style of the American Sociological Association.
  • ASA Lite (PDF)
    The PDF version of ASA Lite is especially useful for printing (180KB).
  • Formatting in Sociology (Purdue OWL)
    Information about manuscript formatting, in-text citations, formatting the references page, and accepted manuscript writing style.
  • ASA Quick Style Guide
    "This document has been provided to assist students studying Sociology in properly citing and referencing their
    papers and essays. The information in this document is taken from American Sociological Association Style
    Guide (3rd ed.), 2007."

Citation Examples

Books (One author)

Blankenhorn, David. 2007. The Future of Marriage. New York: Encounter Books.

Books (Multiple authors)

Fiorina, Morris P., Samuel J. Abrams, and Jeremy C. Pope. 2005. Culture War? The Myth of a
     Polarized America
. New York: Pearson Longman.

Essay or Chapter in Book

England, Paula, Karen Christopher, and Lori L. Reid. 1999. "Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Wages."
     Pp. 139–82 in Latinas and African American Women at Work: Race, Gender, and Economic
, edited by I. Browne.New York: Russell Sage.

Journal Article (Scholarly)

Quillian, Lincoln. 2008. "Does Unconscious Racism Exist." Social Psychology Quarterly 71(1):6–11.

Journal Article (Online scholarly)

Geiger, Jeffrey. 2004. "Special Relationships: British Higher Education and the Global
     Marketplace." PMLA 119(1):58-68. (Retrieved from JSTOR on February 2, 2010).

Magazine Article

Wilson, Edward O. 1998. "Back from Chaos." Atlantic Monthly, March, pp. 41-62.

Newspaper Article

Krugman, Paul. 2008. "Crisis of Confidence." New York Times, April 14, p. A27.

Web Page

Pew Research Center. 2009. Pew Internet and American Life Surveys, March 2000–December
     2008. Retrieved March 12, 2009 (

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