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Citing Your Sources - ASA Style: Overview

Formatting guidance for American Sociological Association citations.

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This guide is based on the 4th edition of the American Sociological Association Style Guide, and is meant as a quick reference for ASA citation questions. For more detailed information on ASA citations, the print ASA Style Guide can be found at the Sawyer Library Reference Desk (call number HM 73.A547), or online as a printable PDF document provided by the ASA.
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ASA Style Guide


ASA Style Guide


4th Edition. Located at the Sawyer Reference Desk, Call Number: HM 73.A547 2010

"The ASA Style Guide... is designed to serve as the authoritative reference for writing, submitting, editing, and copy editing manuscripts for ASA journals. In practice, however, the ASA Style Guide also serves a wider community of researchers, writers, and publishers who use it to prepare and present scholarly papers in other sociological and social science venues." Retrieved from the ASA Style Guide, preface page xi.

The ASA Style Guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style.

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