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American Sociological Association Style Guide

American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide

Book: One Author

(ASA Style Guide 2014 section 4.3.1 p.45, section 4.3.2 p. 48, and appendix p. 105)

In-Text

Model

(Author Last name Year of publication:Page number)

Example

(Weber 1957:15)

Reference

Model

Author last name, first name. Year of publication. Name of Publication (italicized). Location of publisher, state or province postal code or name of country (if a foreign publisher): Publisher's Name.

Example

Weber, Max. 1957. The Theory of Social and Economic Organization. Glencoe, IL: Free Press.

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Helpful Hints

If the author has a middle name, it is included after the first name as follows:

Author Last name, First name Middle name. Year of publication. Name of Publication (italicized). Location of publisher, state or province postal code or name of country (if a foreign publisher): Publisher's Name

If the location of the publisher is well known and clear with only the city or if the state name is included in the publisher name, the state abbreviation is not needed. This is the case for publishers in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.