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American Sociological Association Style Guide

American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide

Revised Book

(ASA Style Guide 2022 appendix p. 127)



(Author Last name Year of publication:Page number)


(Rovner 2003:5)



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


Rovner, Julie. 2003. Health Care Policy and Politics A to Z. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

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