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ANTH 1400: Biological Anthropology - Blom (Fall 2023)

Citing your Sources

You are required to use a single, consistent, recognized citation style for your citations.

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)


If you are following the Chicago style link below, please only use the Chicago style citation guide - 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 doing research.  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 have consulted.
  • Provides evidence of your research.
  • Properly citing materials is one strategy to help you avoid plagiarizing.

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using another person's work without giving them credit.

At UVM plagiarizing, whether intentional or by accident, is a violation of the  Code of Academic Integrity (PDF).

Easy ways to avoid plagiarizing:

  • Never cut and paste material into a paper.
  • Always cite your sources.


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.