American Sociological Association Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in American Sociological Association style?

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.

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How do you cite a book in the American Sociological Association referencing style? (2022 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)

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:
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)

How to cite a website in a paper in American Sociological Association style?

Citing your sources is a necessary part of any research paper. To cite a website in American Sociological Association this is what you need

Here’s an American Sociological Association example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. “Title.”. Retrieved October 3, 2022 (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 October 3, 2022 (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 in 2022

Have you discovered something while watching a Youtube channel or video and would like to know how to reference it in American Sociological Association? Here’s how

Here’s a American Sociological Association citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. “Title.” YouTube. Retrieved October 3, 2022 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX).
So how to cite a video American Sociological Association?
Pixar. 2015. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out.” YouTube. Retrieved October 3, 2022 (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

To cite a podcast episode in American Sociological Association, all you need to do is the following

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?

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in American Sociological Association

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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