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ASA book citation

The American Sociological Association Style is intended for use by authors preparing manuscripts for publication in ASA journals. This handout is intended for students who are instructed to use ASA style when writing research papers. For further information you may consult the American Sociological Association Citation Guide for more detailed information.

Building a reference list is restricted by certain rules. References follow the text and endnotes in a separate section headed “References.”.  All references cited in the text must be listed and vice-versa.Note, like all other parts of the manuscript, references should be double-spaced. List references in alphabetical order by authors’ last names. The distinctive feature of ASA citation style is inverted author’s name (type the last name first). If there are two or more authors only the first author’s name will be inverted. Arrange multiple items by the same author in order by year of publication, earliest year first. Distinguish works by the same author in the same year by adding letters (e.g. 1993a, 1993b, 1993c). Use italics for book and periodical titles. If no date is available use “N.d.” in place of the date. Include the state abbreviation only if the city of publication is not well known. It is required to provide the name of the country for foreign cities.  For anonymous works, the citation is inserted into the alphabetical list using the first word(s) of the title. ASA citation generator is usually used to cite sources like books (with two authors), magazines, newspapers and so on.

Creating a proper ASA book citation within free citation machine is based on a basic format.

The basic form for a book entry includes:

  • Author’s last name, followed by a comma and author’s first name and middle initial, ending with a period;
  • Year of publication followed by a period;
  • Title of book italicized ending with a period;
  • Follow with edition number if 2nd ed. or later;
  • City of publication (with state abbreviation if it’s not a well-known city), followed by a colon and name of publisher, ending with a period.