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Sociology Subject Guide

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ASA Book Examples

Book Basic Format

Last Name, First Name. Year. Book Title in Title Caps and Italicized. Publishing City: Publisher.

Book with one author

Mason, Karen. 1974. Women's Labor Force Participation. Research Triangle Park, NC: National Institutes of Health.

Book with two authors

Corbin, Juliet, and Anselm Strauss. 2008. Basics of Qualitative Research. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

ASA Article Examples

Basic Format

Author Lastname, Firstname. Year. “Article Title in Title Caps.” Journal Title in Title Caps and Italicized Volume Number(Issue Number):page numbers of article. 

Journal Article

Conger, Rand. 1997. "The Effects of Positive Feedback on Direction and Amount of Verbalization in a Social Setting." American Journal of Sociology 79:1179-259.

Journal Article from a Library Database

Phillips, Reginald M., and S. H. Bonsteel. 2010. "The Faculty and Information Specialist Partnership Stimulating Student Interest and Experiential Learning." Nurse Educator, 35(3), 136-138. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3181d95090.  

Journal Article with More than One Author

Coe, Deborah L., and James D. Davidson. 2011. “The Origins of Legacy Admissions: A Sociological Explanation.” Review of Religious Research 52(3):233-47.

Newspaper Article

Ziff, Larzer. 1995. "The Other Lost Generation," Saturday Review, February 20, pp. 15-18.