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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.
ASA Style Guide, 5th ed.
Call Number: Ready Ref HM569 .A54 2014
One copy is in Reference, and one copy you can check out from the General Collection.
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
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. 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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