Social Studies of Science Referencing Guide
(updated Jun 2022)


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How to do citations in Social Studies of Science style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Social Studies of 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 Social Studies of Science.

cite Social Studies of Science  — Referencing Guide



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

There are two places to get the information you need for a book citation: the title page, and the reverse side of the title page. Here’s how to cite it in Social Studies of Science.

Here’s an example book citation in Social Studies of Science using placeholders:
Last Name FN (2000) Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN (ed.). 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:
Social Studies of Science 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 Social Studies of Science looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Social Studies of Science format?

An Social Studies of Science citation for a journal article includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal name, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available). Here’s how

Here’s a Social Studies of Science journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author3 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Container Volume(Issue). Journal Name: pages Used. DOI: 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 Social Studies of Science:
Petit C and Sieffermann J (2007) Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1). Food Quality and Preference: 161-172. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Social Studies of Science style?

Have you come across a news article, blogpost or essay on the web and are not sure how to reference in Social Studies of Science? Here’s how to easily cite it

Here’s an Social Studies of Science example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Publisher. Available at: https://www.example.com (accessed 30 June 2022).
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. The Guardian. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed 30 June 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Social Studies of Science in 2022

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in Social Studies of Science

Here’s a Social Studies of Science citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 30 June 2022).
So how to cite a video Social Studies of Science?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 30 June 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Social Studies of Science referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in Social Studies of Science, here’s how

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 Social Studies of Science.
Lastname F (2000) Title. Publisher. Available at: http://www.example.com (accessed 30 June 2022).
Podcast referencing example in Social Studies of Science using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Available at: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed 30 June 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

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

You might be listening to a song or lyrics from a song you want to cite in an essay or presentation. This is how to easily cite a song in Social Studies of Science

An example song citation in Social Studies of Science.
Lastname F (2000) Song Title. Album. Available at: http://www.example.com (accessed 30 June 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Social Studies of Science:
The Beatles (1969) Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed 30 June 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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