Skip to main content

Citations & Style Guide

Information and resources on how to cite references correctly.


Style Manual of the American Sociological Association. Used to establish uniformity and consistency in style among ASA publications, to provide an authoritative reference source on style issues for authors who are writing for American Sociological Review and other ASA journals, and to summarize basic issues on effective writing for authors in general. Largely based on the Chicago Manual of Style.

UNT Writing Lab

UNT Writing Lab: For writing and citing assistance, make an undergraduate tutoring or graduate tutoring appointment, contact them with questions (940.565.2563/, or visit Sage Hall, room 152.

UNT Library Catalog

Willis Library- ASA Style Guide (2014) - ASA Style Guide (2010)| Dallas campus- ASA Style Guide(2007) Only print versions of ASA are available. 

Additional Resources

Formatting in Sociology (ASA Style), available online from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue, provides guidelines and examples for formatting a paper and for citing sources in ASA style.

Preparation Checklist for ASA Contributors (2010) is intended to help you prepare your manuscripts for publication in ASA journals. It covers some details of presentation and style that will be checked in copyediting if your manuscript is accepted for publication. Authors are advised to check with specific journals on guidelines for mechanics of submission (e.g., policies on electronic submissions) and to verify details on issues such as submitting blinded versus unblinded copies.

ASA Quick Style Guide, provides a very brief summary and sample citations in ASA format: 

Additional Links