American Sociological Association Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to American Sociological Association citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in American Sociological Association.

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

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, “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 book citation in American Sociological Association looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

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

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:
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 American Sociological Association example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. “Title.”. Retrieved August 17, 2019 (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 August 17, 2019 (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video American Sociological Association

Here’s a American Sociological Association citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. “Title.” YouTube. Retrieved August 17, 2019 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX).
So how to cite a video American Sociological Association?
Pixar. 2015. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out.” YouTube. Retrieved August 17, 2019 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

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 reference a podcast 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 in American Sociological Association:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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