American Statistical Association Referencing Guide
(updated Sep 2022)


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How to do citations in American Statistical Association style?

This is the Citationsy guide to American Statistical 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 Statistical Association.

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

A book citation in American Statistical Association always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in American Statistical Association using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000), Title, (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, ed.), 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 Statistical Association citation:
Angelou, M. (1969), I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in American Statistical Association looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

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

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the American Statistical Association citation format.

Here’s a American Statistical Association journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000), “Title”, Container, Journal Name, Volume, pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI.
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 Statistical Association:
Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J. (2007), “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?”, Food Quality and Preference, 18, 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

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

Have you found a credible website you want to cite in American Statistical Association to include in your research paper or presentation? Here’s how

Here’s an American Statistical Association example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., and Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000), “Title”, Publisher, Available athttps://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”, The Guardian, Available athttps://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 Statistical Association in 2022

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a YouTube video in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in American Statistical Association

Here’s a American Statistical Association citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000), “Title”, YouTube, Available athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video American Statistical Association?
Pixar (2015), “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”, YouTube, Available athttps://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 Statistical Association referencing style

Citing a podcast in American Statistical Association is pretty straight forward. Here’s how you can do it

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 Statistical Association.
Lastname, F. (2000), “Title”, Publisher.
Podcast referencing example in American Statistical Association using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018), “640: Five Women”, WBEZ Radio.
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 Statistical Association referencing style?

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in American Statistical Association

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


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