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ASA newspaper citation for ASA format

Learning how to format research papers can be confusing, but it doesn’t have it to be. If you want to know how to use the American Sociological Association format to cite references, the ASA citation guide will help. The ASA Style Guide was designed for use by authors preparing manuscripts for publication in American Sociological Association journals. ASA follows the author-date system of citation in The Chicago Manual of Style which includes a brief text citation (enclosed in parenthesis) and a complete list of references cited (included at the end of an article, before any appendices). ASA citation generator available for referencing books, journal articles, magazine articles and online sources like articles from database without DOI using ASA style.

ASA Style Citation require that credit must be given for all information whether it be a direct quote or a paraphrase. Generally you are required to to give the following information: author’s last name, year of publication, and page number in parentheses directly after the quote or paraphrase. Citing a newspaper is very similar to magazine citation.

Creating a proper ASA newspaper citation is required to follow the basic form for a newspaper or magazine entry, which includes:

  • Author’s last name, followed by a comma and the first name and middle initial, ending with a period;
  • Year of publication followed by a period;
  • Title of article in “quotations,” ending with a period inside the closing quotation mark;
  • Name of newspaper/magazine in italics, followed by a comma;
  • Month and date of publication followed by a comma;
  • Page number of article within the publication, designated by “pp.” and ending with a period;
  • For articles found online, add the date of retrieval and the URL of the site at which you located the article in parentheses, followed by a period: Retrieved [date of retrieval] (www.websitename.com).