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Citation Guides and Management Tools Guide — ASA

A guide to some commonly used citation styles.

ASA Style Guide

ASA Style Guide (5th Edition)

DOIs & Stable Links

If you access a journal article online, you will need to provide a DOI. If your article does not provide a DOI, you will need to include a stable link to that article. A stable link or a DOI will consistently point to a specific information source such as an ebook, an article, a record in the catalog, a video, or a database.

Your completed citation should look like this:

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.

Or this:

Weinberg, Adam S. 2002. “The University: an Agent of Social Change?” Qualitative Sociology, 25:263-272. Retrieved August 1, 2001 (

If your permalink contains (as in many EBSCO databases) you will need to remove that entire prefix, keeping the rest of the link.