American Sociological Association Referencing Guide
(updated May 2024)


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How to do citations in American Sociological Association style?

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How do you cite a book in the American Sociological Association referencing style? (2024 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in American Sociological Association

Here’s an example book citation in American Sociological Association using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. 2000. Title. Edition. edited by E. F. N. Editor Last Name. City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
American Sociological Association citation:
Angelou, M. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in American Sociological Association looks like this: (Angelou 1969)


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How to reference a journal article in the American Sociological Association citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in American Sociological Association format?

Citing a research paper or journal article in American Sociological Association is pretty straightforward. Here’s how

Here’s a American Sociological Association journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F. 2000. “Title.” Container Volume(Issue):pages Used.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in American Sociological Association: