Sociology Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)


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How to do citations in Sociology style?

This is the Citationsy guide to 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 Sociology.

cite Sociology  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the 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 Sociology

Here’s an example book citation in Sociology 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:
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 Sociology looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

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

How do you cite scientific papers in Sociology format?

An Sociology 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 Sociology 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 Sociology:
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 Sociology style?

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), webpage title, website title, institution/publisher, publication date, and DOI or URL. Here’s how to cite it properly in Sociology

Here’s an Sociology example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Publisher. Available at: https://www.example.com (accessed 1 July 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 1 July 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Sociology in 2022

Did you know almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day. Here’s how to cite one in Sociology

Here’s a Sociology citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 1 July 2022).
So how to cite a video Sociology?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 1 July 2022).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Sociology referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in Sociology

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 Sociology.
Lastname F (2000) Title. Publisher. Available at: http://www.example.com (accessed 1 July 2022).
Podcast referencing example in Sociology using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018) 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Available at: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed 1 July 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 Sociology referencing style?

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in Sociology

An example song citation in Sociology.
Lastname F (2000) Song Title. Album. Available at: http://www.example.com (accessed 1 July 2022).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Sociology:
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 1 July 2022).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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