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American Sociological Association Style Guide

American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide

Book Review: In Journal

(ASA Style Guide 2014 section 4.3.2 p. 55, and appendix p. 110, 111)

In-Text

Model

(Reviewer Last name Year of publication:Page number)

Example

(Smith 2016:341)

Reference

Model

Reviewer Last name, First name. Year of publication. Review of Title of Book (italicized) by Author First name Middle name Last name. Title of Journal (italicized) Number volume(Issue number):Page numbers.

Example

Smith, Maureen M. 2016. Review of The Sociology of Sports: An Introduction. 2nd. ed by Tim Delaney and Tim Madigan. Journal of Sport History 43(3):341-342.

Link to Full Record

Helpful Hint

If the author has a middle name, it is included after their first name.

In ASA there are no spaces between the volume number, issue number, and page numbers. Make sure that none are there when you are finished.

Book Review: In Newspaper

(ASA Style Guide 2014 section 4.3.2 p. 55, and appendix p. 110, 111)

In-Text

Model

(Reviewer Last name Year of publication)

Example

(Lu 2015)

Reference

Model

Reviewer Last name, First name. Year of publication. "Title of Article." Review of Title of Book (italicized) by Author First name Middle name Last name. Location of publisher: Publisher's Name. Retrieved Month date, year (URL).

Example

Lu, Rachel. 2015. "Straight Outta Frankfurt." Review of The Devil's Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory & the Subversion of the West by Michael Walsh. New York: Encounter. Retrieved June 28, 2017 (http://proxy-ship.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=109489857&site=eds-live&scope=site).

Link to Full Record

Helpful Hint

If the author has a middle name, it is included after their first name.