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SOC S370 Research Methods in Sociology

Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources

 Quick Tips for ASA Style

This link will download a two-page guide from the American Sociological Association (ASA) on how to use the ASA style for citations and bibliographies.

Book Examples:
Bursik, Robert J., Jr. and Harold G. Grasmick. 1993. Neighborhoods and Crime: The Dimensions of Effective Community
Control
. New York: Lexington Books.

Hagen, John and Ruth D. Peterson, eds. 1995. Crime and Inequality. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Jaynes, Gerald D. and Robin M. Williams, Jr. 1989. A Common Destiny: Blacks and American Society. Washington,
DC: National Academy Press.


Journal Article Examples:
Aseltine, Robert H., Jr. and Ronald C. Kessler. 1993. “Marital Disruption and Depression in a Community Sample.”
Journal of Health and Social Behavior 34(3):237-51.

Kalleberg, Arne L., Barbara F. Reskin, and Ken Hudson. 2000. “Bad Jobs in America: Standard and Nonstandard
Employment Relations and Job Quality in the United States.” American Sociological Review 65(2):256-78.

Bibliographies without Tears

Bibliographic management software might just save your sanity. Use it to:

Save all your references and notes
Keep track of PDFs and other files
Create bibliographies
Cite while you write
Instantly update from one reference style to another


For details, helpful FAQs, and a schedule of hands-on classes, visit the Endnote, Zotero, or Mendeley Research Guides.

EndNote is available free to all IUB and IUPUI faculty, staff, and students.  Download it from IUWare Online.

Zotero is a free add-on for Firefox. 

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. To join, simply create a Mendeley account.