Contemporary Sociology Referencing Guide
(updated Oct 2022)


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How to do citations in Contemporary Sociology style?

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.

cite Contemporary Sociology  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Contemporary Sociology referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Contemporary Sociology

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, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Contemporary Sociology citation:
Angelou, M. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Contemporary Sociology looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Contemporary Sociology 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 Sociology, follow this example

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?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Contemporary Sociology is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an Contemporary Sociology example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F. and Author2 LastnameA. F. 2000. “Title.”. Retrieved October 4, 2022 (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. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President.”. Retrieved October 4, 2022 (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 Sociology in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in Contemporary Sociology

Here’s a Contemporary Sociology citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. “Title.” YouTube. Retrieved October 4, 2022 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX).
So how to cite a video Contemporary Sociology?
Pixar. 2015. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out.” YouTube. Retrieved October 4, 2022 (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 Sociology referencing style

To cite a podcast episode in Contemporary Sociology, this is what you’ll need

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?

Are you into rock, pop, heavy metal, hip hop, jazz, electronic, or classical music and would like to cite or reference one of your favourite songs? Here’s how to do it in Contemporary Sociology

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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