Purdue OWL: Formatting in Sociology (ASA Style)

While some article databases offer ASA formatting for citations, these are NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE!

If you use an online tools to generate citations, please double check their accuracy against the "ASA Style Guide" or other sources linked from this guide.

Students must provide ASA style citations and a reference page (please see ASA formatting guide on

ASA formatting style originates from the American Sociological Association and was initially developed for the authors, working on manuscripts for the Association. Later on, it was adapted and widely used by various academic and scientific institutions and proved to be very convenient and efficient in the way it guides the writer in his/her academic work.

ASA Style Citations (American Sociological Society)

and use ASA formatting guidelines for your references, which I will provide

Free Citation & Bibliography Generator for ASA|Researchomatic

How to Cite in ASA Format | eHow