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Research guidance for Sociology students

ASA Citation Style

American Sociological Association -- ASA style:

ASA Style Guide copies at the library: one at Reference Desk, one in Reference Stacks, two on the third floor (available for check-out). Call # HM569 .A54 2010

Purdue OWL search for ASA style

ASA Style Guide -

 Citation software:

RefWorks  (Call Reference desk at x6662 for Group Code)

Please note that all RefWorks citation output must be checked thoroughly for errors - it does not handle ASA perfectly.


RefWorks is a website where you can save the citations to books, articles, and other references you are using in your research. You can then use RefWorks to create bibliographies and even footnotes in the citation style you select. You can use APA, Chicago, MLA, or any of several hundred other styles used by journals, publishers, and other organizations.

RefWorks is a service that the CC library subscribes to, and CC librarians can teach you to use the site or answer your questions.

To use RefWorks, you need to go to the RefWorks website while on the CC campus and click the link to sign up for a free account.

In addition to getting help using RefWorks from CC librarians, you can use the RefWorks Support Resources web page, or try the RefWorks YouTube channel for instructional videos.