Contemporary Sociology Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Contemporary Sociology 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 Sociology.

How to do citations in Contemporary Sociology style?
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How do you cite a book in the Contemporary Sociology referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Contemporary Sociology using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. 2000. Title. Edition. edited by E. F. N. Editor Last Name. City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Contemporary Sociology citation:
Rowling, J. K. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in Contemporary Sociology looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Contemporary Sociology citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in Contemporary Sociology format?

Here’s a Contemporary Sociology journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author3 LastnameA. F. 2000. “Title.” Container Volume(Issue):pages Used.
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 Sociology:
Petit, C. and J. Sieffermann. 2007. “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?.” 18(1):161-72.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Contemporary Sociology style?

Here’s an Contemporary Sociology example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. “Title.”. Retrieved September 18, 2020 (
To reference the article located at this link:
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. 2008. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President.”. Retrieved September 18, 2020 (
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Contemporary Sociology

Here’s a Contemporary Sociology citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. “Title.” YouTube. Retrieved September 18, 2020 (
So how to cite a video Contemporary Sociology?
Pixar. 2015. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out.” YouTube. Retrieved September 18, 2020 (
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Contemporary Sociology referencing style

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 Sociology.
Lastname, F. 2000. “Title..”
Podcast referencing example in Contemporary Sociology using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. “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 Sociology referencing style?

An example song citation in Contemporary Sociology.
Lastname, F. 2000. Song Title.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Contemporary Sociology:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)

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