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American Sociological Association (ASA)

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American Sociological Association style guide

ASA stands for the American Sociological Association. It is the citation style used by many sociologists, and it is the style used in all ASA journals. The CSUSM Library currently offers access to the 5th edition.


Helpful Online Guides

Free PDF from the official ASA website, offering brief summary of ASA style and some sample citations.

Examples of ASA-style citations from Purdue University's famous OWL website.

Examples accompanied by helpful screenshots and pictures showing you how to locate the information you need to include in your citation.

Guide to key components of an ASA-style paper, including example citations