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Sociology 001 (Duenas): Citing

Introduction to Sociology

Citing in ASA

Discover some citation generators and citation management tools. Keep in mind that many databases have citation tools, too. Just make sure to edit machine-made citations. Use the ASA Style Guide to find other examples/instructions for citing in ASA.

Citation Generators

Citation generators are citation tools that are not as robust as citation managers, but they are fast to use for creating citations and bibliographies.

RefWorks

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RefWorks is an online tool that helps you manage, store, format and cite resources used in the research process.

ASA Examples

Journal Article from a Commercial Database

Sweeten, Gary, Shawn D. Bushway, and Raymond Paternoster. 2009. “Does Dropping Out of School Mean Dropping Into Delinquency?” Criminology 47(1):47-91. (Retrieved from Wiley Interscience on April 23, 2009.)

Information Posted on a Web Site

Spalter-Roth, Roberta and William Erskine. 2007. “Race and Ethnicity in the Sociology Pipeline.” Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. Retrieved January 9, 2008 (http://www.asanet.org/galleries/default-file/Minorities_Career_Pipeline.pdf).

Web-Based Journal Article

Smith, Herman W. and Takako Nomi. 2000. "Is Amae the Key to Understanding Japanese Culture?" Electronic Journal of Sociology 5:1. Retrieved May 5, 2000 (http://www.sociology.org/content/vol005.001/smith-nomi.html).

Web Version of Newspaper

Blank, Rebecca M. 2008. “How We Measure Poverty.” Los Angeles Times, September 15. Retrieved January 7, 2009 (http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-oe-blank15-2008sep15,0,7811609.story).

Note: Citations should be double-spaced and have a hanging ident.