American Sociological Association (ASA) style is generally used for papers in sociology. It is based on and frequently refers to the Chicago Manual of Style.
The purpose of documentation is to:
This online guide is based on the ASA Style Guide (4th ed.), published in 2011.
This guide is based on 4th edition of the ASA Style Guide, published in 2011.
The only substantive change from previous editions are as follows:
The 4th edition of the ASA Style Guide is based on and refers to the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
If you already know another citation style, then you already know most of what you need to know to use ASA.
If you already know APA or MLA, one of these handouts will tell you what you need to know about ASA in a nutshell.