ASA relies on an author-date system, and provides a pragmatic and simple way to reference publications in a variety of formats. It concentrates on formats important to sociology. IN ASA, parenthetical references within the text direct readers to the reference list.
The examples below come from the American Sociological Association Style Guide, 3rd. edition (2007).
ASA: Quick Style Guide
Book Review (e-Journal)
E-Book (Library Database)
Journal Article (Library Database)
Newspaper Article (Library Database)
Newspaper Article (Web Site)
Chapter in Edited Book