Guide: How to cite a Book in ASA style

Guide: How to cite a Book in ASA style

Cite A Book in ASA style

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Use the following template to cite a book using the ASA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the ASA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Forename. Year Published. Title. City: Publisher.


Mcgonial, David, and Dr Lynn Woodworth. 2002. Antarctica The Blue Continent. Victoria: Gordon Cheers.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname Year Published)


Carbon dioxide is one of the greenhouse gases that occur naturally in the atmosphere, absorbing heat released by the land and ocean in a process known as the greenhouse effect (Mcgonial and Woodworth 2002)

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