Contemporary Social Science Referencing Guide
(updated May 2024)


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How to do citations in Contemporary Social Science style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Contemporary Social Science citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Contemporary Social Science.

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How do you cite a book in the Contemporary Social Science referencing style? (2024 Guide)

When writing an academic paper, you will surely come across the challenge of citing a book properly. Here’s how to do it in Contemporary Social Science:

Here’s an example book citation in Contemporary Social Science using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.; Edition). Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Contemporary Social Science citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1st ed.). Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Contemporary Social Science looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)


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How to reference a journal article in the Contemporary Social Science citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Contemporary Social Science format?

The basic information included in your citation will be the same across all styles. However, the format in which that information is presented is somewhat different depending on style you need. To cite a paper in Contemporary Social Science, follow this example

Here’s a Contemporary Social Science journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Contemporary Social Science: