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ANTH 1010 (First Year Seminar) Archaeology Headlines - Van Keuren (Fall 2023)

What Citation Style do I use?

If you are not sure which citation style to use in a particular class, ask your professor.  

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 (Author - date system)

Citations, Style Guides, and Information Management Tools

Why Citations Matter

There are many reasons why it is important to cite the resources that 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.
  • Learn more about why citations matter

Use the resources on this page to help you document your work and format your citations properly and learn how to use advanced tools to track your research materials.

Specific Styles

There are several major citation styles. Which one you should use depends upon the subject area of the class and the preferences of your professor.

Need help?

If you need additional help with your research for this class, please don't hesitate to contact me.  We can set up a time to meet for an individual consultation, and work through all your research questions.