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Citing Sources

The American Anthropological Association has adopted the use of Chicago Style for their official publications.  They have has incorporated Chicago style into the American Anthropological Association Style Guide. 

When writing in the field of Anthropology, this is the recommended citation style.

Chicago Style  (Author/ Date)


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.