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Upcoming Citation Management Workshops

Workshops on EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero

Come learn about tools that can help you to keep track of research materials, collaborate with classmates and colleagues, take notes, format citations, and create bibliographies for papers in a variety of styles.

Citing Sources

As of 2015, the American Anthropological Association has adopted the use of Chicago Style for their official publications.   When writing in the field of Anthropology, this is the recommended citation style.

Chicago Style

Why Citations Matter

There are many reasons why it is important to cite the resources you consult when researching a paper. The most important of these are:

  • Gives credit to authors whose works you have used (whether you quote them or not).
  • Provides a trail by which others can locate the materials you consulted.
  • Provides evidence of your research.
  • Properly citing materials is one strategy to help you avoid plagiarizing.