Sociology Referencing Guide

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.

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

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, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Rowling JK (1997) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in Sociology looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

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

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)

Citing a website in Sociology reference style

Here’s an Sociology example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAF and Author2 LastnameAF (2000) Title. Publisher. Available at: https://www.example.com (accessed 19 July 2019).
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 19 July 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Sociology

Here’s a Sociology citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000) Title. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed 19 July 2019).
So how to cite a video Sociology?
Pixar (2015) Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed 19 July 2019).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using 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 Sociology.
Lastname F (2000) Title. Publisher. Available at: http://www.example.com (accessed 19 July 2019).
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 19 July 2019).
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?

An example song citation in Sociology.
Lastname F (2000) Song Title. Album. Available at: http://www.example.com (accessed 19 July 2019).
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 19 July 2019).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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