Founded in 1905, the American Sociological Association (ASA) is the national organization for sociologists and includes sociologists in academia, government, business, students, and non-profit organizations. The ASA provides a unique set of services to its members and promotes the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.
The American Sociological Association has published a style guide to provide authors with writing and citation guidelines. According to the Preface of the 4th edition:
"It is designed to serve as the authoritative reference for writing, submitting, editing, and copy editing manuscripts for ASA journals. In practice, however, the ASA Style Guide also serves a wider community of researchers, writiers, and publishers who use it to prepare and present scholarly papers in other sociological and social science venues (ASA 2010:xi)."
The print ASA Style Guide is located in the Reference Collection: ref HM 569. A44 2010
ASA style is based on The Chicago Manual of Style, which is located on reserve on the first floor of the library: ref Z253 .U69 2010
See online guides to ASA and Chicago: