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Sociology Research Guide: Electronic

Resources for students and faculty in the Sociology Department

ASA Citation Style Guide

American Sociological Association. 2010. American Sociological Association Style Guide. 4th ed. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.


BOOKS:  electronic format

REFERENCED MATERIAL

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Print edition of a book accessed through and online library 

(Sect. 5.3.1)

Bib Example:

Winant, Howard. 1994. Racial Conditions: Politics, Theory, Comparisons.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Retrieved June 4, 2010 (http://site.ebrary.com/lib/ethnicgendetitles/docDetail. action?docID=10151087).

Online Books

(Sect. 5.3.1)

Bib Example:

Young, T.R. 1989. Crime and Social Justice: Theory and Policy for the 21st Century. Red Feather Institute. Retrieved June 22, 2010 (http://uwacadweb.uwyo.edu/RED_FEATHER/ crime/001contents.html).

ARTICLES:  electronic format

REFERENCED MATERIAL

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Articles available in print and online form

 (Sect. 5.3.2)

Bib Format:

Author1 (last name inverted) and Author2 (including full surname, last name is not inverted). Year of publication. “Title of Article.” Name of Publication (italicized) Vol Number (Issue Number):page number of article.

Bib Example:

Scott, Lionel D., Jr. and Laura E. House. 2005. “Relationship of Distress and Perceived Control to Coping with Perceived Racial Discrimination among Black Youth.”  Journal of Black Psychology 31(3):254-72.

Articles with URL available in online form only

Bib Example:

Schafer, Daniel W. and Fred L. Ramsey. 2003. “Teaching the Craft of Data Analysis.” Journal of Statistics Education 11(1). Retrieved July 10, 2010 (http://www.amstat.org//publications /jse/v11n1 /schafer.html).

Articles with Digital Object Identifier (DOI) available in online form only

Bib Example:

Persell, Caroline Hodges, Kathryn M. Pfeiffer, and Ali Syed. 2008. “How Sociological Leaders Teach: Some Key Principles.” Teaching Sociology 36(2):108-24. doi: 10.1177/0092055X0803600202.

Articles retrieved from an online database

Bib Example:

National Center for Health Statistics. 2010. “Faststats, A to Z.” Retrieved July 10, 2010 (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/faststats/).

Articles retrieved from a web site with a known location

Bib Example:

Anderson, Elijah. 1994. “The Code of the Streets.” Atlantic Monthly, May 1994, pp. 81-94.

Articles retrieved from a web site with an unknown location-corporate website 

Bib Example:

IBM. 2009. “2009 Annual Report.” Retrieved July 12, 2010 (http://www.ibm.com/annualreport/2009 /2009_ibm_annual.pdf).

OTHER RESOURCES:  electronic format

REFERENCED MATERIAL

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Blog Entries

(Sect. 5.3.5)

Bib Example:

Harrington, Brooke. 2010. “Economic Sociology.” American Sociological Association. Contexts Blogs. Retrieved July 12, 2010 (http://contexts.org/economic sociology/).

Podcasts

(Sect. 5.4.2)

Bib Example:

National Academies. 2010. “National Getting Better Health Care for Your Buck.” Audio Podcast. Retrieved June 4, 2010 (http://media.nap.edu/podcasts/).

Dissertations and Thesis retrieved from database

(Sect. 4.3.2.2)

Bib Example:

Kirk, David S. 2006. “Unraveling the Neighborhood and School Effects on Youth Behavior.” PhD dissertation, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago. Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database, 1158524191.

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