ASA (7th ed.) reference generator

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What is ASA?

ASA is a citation style created by the American Sociological Association. The most recent edition, the 7th edition, was published in 2022 under the title "American Sociological Association Style Guide." This style outlines the fundamental rules for crafting reference lists in sociological papers, dissertations, and monographs. Furthermore, it is widely adopted by various ASA journals. It's worth noting that due to its incorporation of principles from another style, namely the Chicago author-date (17th edition), ASA can also be employed in other academic disciplines.

The Style Guide encompasses regulations for citing various types of materials, ranging from books and journal articles to internet sources and more specialized formats such as legal documents, datasets, and podcasts.

ASA reference generator by Grafiati

For creating references in the ASA-7 format, you can visit the Grafiati main page. Choose the ASA (7th ed.) citation style from the menu atop the page and begin adding your references with the help of our ASA citation generator. Alternatively, you can utilize the widget on this page. Simply click on the source type you require and proceed to input the necessary source information. Your bibliography will be swiftly ready for either copying or downloading!

Note! Grafiati is the world's first service to support the 7th edition of ASA Style. Our ASA format generator is a unique tool on the market meeting the current reqirements of the American Sociological Association.

How does ASA differ from other citation styles?

The citation style of the American Sociological Association draws heavily from the 17th edition of the Chicago author-date style. Nevertheless, it also incorporates numerous distinct rules. Thus, it's imperative to consult the ASA's own style manual rather than solely relying on the Chicago style.

Here at Grafiati, we have meticulously studied and compared all these rules to offer the highest quality of our ASA citation generator.

Examples of bibliographic references in ASA-7 format:


Bowcher, Wendy L., and Jennifer Yameng Liang, eds. 2016. Society in Language, Language in Society. London: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137402868.

Chapter of a book:

Bekker, Sonja, Johanna Buerkert, Quirine Quirijns, and Ioana Pop. 2021. "In-Work Poverty in Times of COVID-19." Pp. 35–40 in The New Common. Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-65355-2_5.

Journal article:

Hauret, Laetitia, and Donald R. Williams. 2020. "Workplace Diversity and Job Satisfaction." Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 39(4):419–46. doi:10.1108/edi-01-2019-0030.


Lawrence, Felicity J. 2015. "Prevalence and Consequences of Negative Workplace Cyber Communications in the Australian Public Sector." Thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Landau, Elizabeth, and Ben Klemens. 2023. "Overlooked No More: James Sakoda, Whose Wartime Internment Inspired a Social Science Tool." The New York Times, May 8.


Sociology at Work. 2013. "Applied Sociology Career in Research & Evaluation: Dr Yoland Wadswoth." November 2. Video, 20:16.

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