When writing a citation in the ASA style, pay particular attention to italics, punctuation, indentation, and capitalization. With the ASA Style, quotations and borrowed phrases are indicated as such within the text, with the author's name and page number cited in parentheses. This variation is used instead of footnotes or endnotes.
Many more samples of citations presented in the ASA style can be found in the American Sociological Association Style Guide. Please consult this book or a librarian for help with unusual resources.
All of the following samples are taken from:
Book with more than One Author:
Note: Italicize the title of the book and capitalize all important words in titles. Indentation is important, as is the order of the authors' names.
Book with an Editor:
Koshar, Rudy, ed. 1990. Splintered Classes. New York: Holmes and Meier.
Montez, Jennifer K., and Mark D. Hayward. 2011. "Early Life Conditions and Later Life Mortality." Pp. 187-206 in International Handbook of Adult Mortality, edited by R. G. Rogers and E. Crimmins. New York: Springer Publishers.
Note: Article titles are set off with "quotation marks" and the title of the journal should be italicized. This sample includse a volume number (79) and an issue number (4). Note that there is no period after the title of the journal.
Note: Italicized the title of the newspaper.
Note: No italics.
Judge, Mike. 1999. Office Space. DVD. Beverly Hills, CA: Twentieth Century Fox.
Note: Mike Judge is the director. The director's name goes before the date and title, with last name first.