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Sociology: ASA Style

Resources for the study of sociology, including access to article indexes such as SocINDEX, and reference sources such as the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Example References


Journal Articles

LastName1, FirstName1 and FirstName2 LastName2. Year. "This is the Title of the Article." This is the Journal Title. Volume Number(Issue Number): First page-last page.

Rocque, Michael, Brandon C. Welsh, and Adrian Raine. 2012. "Biosocial Criminology and Modern Crime Prevention." Journal of Criminal Justice 40(4): 306-312.

Books

LastName1, FirstName1 and FirstName2 LastName2. Year.  This is the Title of the Book. Publisher city, state: Name of the Publisher.

Kane, Emily W. 2012. The Gender Trap: Parents and the Pitfalls of Raising Boys and Girls. New York: New York University Press.

A paper using ASA style

Vasi, Ion Bogdan, Edward T. Walker, John S. Johnson and Hui Fen Tan. 2015. "'No Fracking Way!' Documentary Film, Discursive Opportunity, and Local Opposition against Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States, 2010 to 2013." American Sociological Review 80(5):934-59.


Online guides with examples of references for other types of materials:

ASA Style in EndNote

In EndNote, ASA Style isn't one of the default output styles, but if you click on Select Another Style, you can access Amer Sociological Review, which is equivalent to ASA Style. ASA Style can also be downloaded from the EndNote website using the link below.