How do I cite references in ASR format?

Widener has a copy of the 5th edition of the ASA Style Guide and Lamont Library has a copy of the 3rd edition of the ASA Style Guide.  (Harvard Library does not have a copy of the 4th edition.)

There are also a few guides to this citation style available on the web. Perhaps one of them can assist you. See


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