What is ASA style?
ASA stands for the American Sociological Association. It is the citation style used by many sociologists, and it is the style used in all ASA journals.
Official ASA Style Guide
This is the official ASA manual published by the American Sociological Society. The CSUSM Library currently offers copies of the 5th edition.
- Library copies (HM569 .A54 2014)
The CSUSM Library owns a copy of the official ASA Style Guide that you can consult in person. Click on the link to see where it is located.
- Quick Style Guide (ASA website)
Free PDF from the official ASA website, offering brief summary of ASA style and some sample citations.
Helpful Online Guides
- Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Examples of ASA-style citations from Purdue University's famous OWL website.
- CiteSource ASA (Trinity College)
Examples accompanied by helpful screenshots and pictures showing you how to locate the information you need to include in your citation.
- ASA Format (Cal State Los Angeles)
Guide to key components of an ASA-style paper, including example citations.