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Mining References - Social Sciences: American Sociological Association (ASA)

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I found a relevant reference - now what is it, and how do I find it? 

This page has:

  • The basic format and specific examples of references for a journal article, book, book chapter, or newspaper or magazine article,
  • Links to steps re: how to find the article or book/chapter, and
  • Links to print or online versions of the specific citation style guides.

American Sociological Association (ASA) Style - Journal Article

BASIC FORMAT

Author Last Name, First Name and Middle Initial, and additional authors First Name Last Name. Publication Year. "Article Title with Title Caps and Quotes." Title of Journal Journal Volume Number(Journal Issue Number):Article first page - last page.

EXAMPLE

Levin, Shana, Pamela L. Taylor, and Elenda Caudle. 2007. "Interethnic and Interracial Dating in College: A Longitudinal Study." Journal of Social & Personal Relationships 24(3):323-41.

How do I get the article?

ASA - Book

BASIC FORMAT

Author Last Name, First Name and Middle Initial, and additional authors First Name Last Name. Publication year. Title of Book with Title Caps. Publisher location: Publisher.

EXAMPLE - EDITED VOLUME

Smith, Earl, and Angela Hattery, eds. 2009. Interracial Relationships in the 21st Century. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

EXAMPLE - SINGLE-AUTHORED BOOK

Folan, Karyn Langhorne. 2010. Don't Bring Home a White Boy: And Other Notions that Keep Black Women from Dating Out. New York: Gallery Books.

How do I get the book?

ASA - Book Chapter

BASIC FORMAT

Author Last Name, First Name and Middle Initial, and additional authors First Name Last Name. Publication year. "Chapter Title with Title Caps and Quotes." Pp. chapter page numbers in Title of Edited Book, edited by Editors First Name Last Name. Publisher location: Publisher.

EXAMPLE

Steinbugler, Amy C. 2009. “Hiding in Plain Sight: Why Queer Interraciality is Unrecognizable to Strangers and Sociologists.” Pp. 89–114 in Interracial Relationships in the 21st Century, edited by Earl Smith and Angela Hattery. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

How do I get the book chapter?

ASA - Newspaper or Magazine Article

BASIC FORMAT

Author Last Name, First Name and Middle Initial, and additional authors First Name Last Name. Publication year. "Article Title with Title Caps and Quotes." Title of Magazine or Newspaper with Caps, Month Day of Publication, p. or pp. page numbers.

EXAMPLE - MAGAZINE

Henderson, Shirley. 2007. “Is LOVE Becoming COLOR BLIND?” Ebony, March, pp. 147–52.

EXAMPLE - NEWSPAPER

Kristof, Nicholas D. 2002. “Love and Race.” New York Times, December 6, p. A35.

American Sociological Association Style Guide

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

ASA Style - ONLINE GUIDE