ASA (American Sociological Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources in sociology.
For a more detailed explanation of how to use ASA style, see the ASA Style Guide, 5th edition.
Based on ASA Style Guide, 5th Edition, 2014
Book: Single Author
Collins, Patricia H. 2004. Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism. New York: Routledge.
Book: Two or More Authors
Edin, Kathryn, and Maria Kefalas. 2005. Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Book: Edited Volume (when citing the entire volume)
Hagan, John, and Ruth D. Peterson, eds. 1995. Crime and Inequality. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Book: Chapter in Book
Williams, Susan L. 2001. “City Kids and Country Cousins: Rural and Urban Youths, Deviance, and Labor Market Ties.”Pp. 379-441 in Social Awakening: Adolescent Behavior as Adulthood Approaches, edited by Robert T. Michael. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Book: No Author
Essays on the History of British Sociological Research. 1985. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Book: Editions of Books
Gmelch, George, and Walter P. Zenner. 2002. Urban Life: Readings in the Anthropology of the City. 4th ed. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
Barbagli, Marzio. 1982. Educating for Unemployment: Politics, Labor Markets, and the School System-Italy, 1959- 1973. Translated by R.H. Ross. New York: Columbia University Press.
Print Journal Article, One Author
Virnoche, Mary E. 2001. “Pink Collars on the Internet: Roadblocks to the Information Superhighway.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 29(3):80-102.
Print Journal Article, Two or More Authors
Murrell, Audrey J., and Erika Hayes James. 2001. “Gender and Diversity in Organization: Past, Present and Future Directions.” Sex Roles 45(5):243-257.
Print Newspaper and Magazine Articles
Samuelson, Robert J. 2001. “Can America Assimilate?” Newsweek, April 9, p. 42.
Journal Articles from Electronic Journals
Weinberg, Adam S. 2002. “The University: an Agent of Social Change?” Qualitative Sociology, 25:263-272. Retrieved August 1, 2001 (http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/0162-0436/contents).
Journal Articles with DOI
Phillips, Reginald. M., and S. H. Bonsteel 2010. "The Faculty and Information Specialist Partnership Stimulating Student Interest and Experiential Learning." Nurse Educator, 35(3), 136-138. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3181d95090.
Newspaper or Magazine Article
Sampson, Robert J. 2006. "Open Doors Don't Invite Criminals." New York Times, March 11. Retrieved July 10, 2010 (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/11/opinion/11sampson.html).
Purdue University. 2012. "Purdue University's Foundations of Excellence Final Report: A Roadmap for Excellent Beginnings. Retrieved Nov. 21, 2014 (http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/provost_pubs/1/1).
Web Log (Blog)
Carrigan, Mark. 2014. “Qualitative Self-tracking and the Qualified Self.” The Sociological Imagination Blog. Retrieved July 31, 2014 (http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/15674).