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Sociology: Cite Sources in ASA

Guide to library and online sociology resources

Online ASA Style Guides

For online examples and guidance on how to properly format citations in ASA style, see:

Print ASA Style Guide

Borrow this guide at the Reference Desk.  The print guide includes examples for more specific or unusual types of sources than the online guides above.

Writing in Sociology

These books have chapters that may help you with the research and writing process in sociology:


ASA (American Sociological Association) style is typically used by scholars in sociology.

Check with your instructor to confirm what citation style he or she requires. If you need to use a different style, see our Research Guide on citing sources:

Collect & Format Citations with EndNote

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EndNote is a program that allows you to:

  • Export, collect, and organize citations from our research databases.
  • Automatically create in-text citations and bibliographies in the style of your choosing (ASA, MLA, APA, etc.)
  • To download EndNote on your computer (for either PC or Mac), go to the IT Help Desk in Geisel Library.

EndNote Web is the online, cloud-based version and has fewer features.‚Äč To set up your online account, visit the EndNote Web website from any on-campus computer.

For help with EndNote features, see our User's Guide:

ASA Style in EndNote

In EndNote, American Sociological Association style is abbreviated "Amer Sociological Assn."

In EndNote Web, when formatting your bibliography, find Amer Sociological Assn from the dropdown menu.

If using the desktop version of EndNote, you'll need to download ASA style, since it isn't originally included in the package:

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