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Citing your Sources

Learn why citations are crucial in your written work and how to cite sources correctly using a variety of different style guides.

ASA Style Guides

  • ASA style is an adaptation of The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS).

  • ASA uses CMOS author-date style system, with brief in-text citation in parentheses and a list of references cited at the end of document.

  • View Pierce's CMOS guide for more information.

ASA (American Sociological Association) Style

Sociologists frequently use the ASA Style Guide when writing and publishing. The guide is available in print, in the library's reference section. Below are some online guides from other institutions on how to use ASA style.