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Citations & Style Guide

Information and resources on how to cite references correctly.

ASA Style 

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 Library Catalog

Only print versions of ASA are available. 

The 2014 edition of the ASA Style Guide.

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: 

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