American Sociological Association Referencing Guide

How do you cite a book in the American Sociological Association referencing style?

Here’s an example citation 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 “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Rowling, J. K. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Rowling 1997)

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

Here’s an example citation 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:
Petit, C. and J. Sieffermann. 2007. “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?.” 18(1):161-72.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

Citing a website in American Sociological Association reference style

Here’s an example citation using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. “Title.”. Retrieved December 11, 2018 (https://www.example.com).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. 2008. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President.”. Retrieved December 11, 2018 (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

How to cite a podcast using American Sociological Association referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work. Here’s how to do it in American Sociological Association.
Lastname, F. 2000. “Title..”
Podcast referencing example in American Sociological Association using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. “640: Five Women..”
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using American Sociological Association referencing style?

An example song citation in American Sociological Association.
Lastname, F. 2000. Song Title.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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