Contemporary Social Science Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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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.

cite Contemporary Social Science  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Contemporary Social Science referencing style? (2022 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)

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:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1), 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Contemporary Social Science style?

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in Contemporary Social Science

Here’s an Contemporary Social Science example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. (2008, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Contemporary Social Science in 2022

Have you discovered something while watching a Youtube channel or video and would like to know how to reference it in Contemporary Social Science? Here’s how

Here’s a Contemporary Social Science citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Contemporary Social Science?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Contemporary Social Science referencing style

As the world goes digital, so does the way we learn. Podcasts have become an increasingly common source of knowledge. Here’s how to cite a podcast episode in Contemporary Social Science

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Contemporary Social Science.
Lastname, F. (2000). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Contemporary Social Science using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Contemporary Social Science referencing style?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in Contemporary Social Science is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

An example song citation in Contemporary Social Science.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Song Title. In Album. http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Contemporary Social Science:
The Beatles. (1969, September 26). Here Comes the Sun. In Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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