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Anthropology: Citing Sources

American Anthropological Association Style Guide

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) uses The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, 2003) and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition, 2006). The following guide is an outline of style rules basic to AAA's journal article format. Where no rule is present in this guide, follow Chicago. In Webster’s, use the first spelling if there is a choice and use American (rather than British) spellings.

Society for American Archaeology Style Guide

Chicago Style

Citation Style Tutorials

The University of Texas at San Antonio has produced  a number of clear, short, YouTube tutorials  including:  How to Cite MLA and  How to Cite APA.   The following  video is an example:

Chicago Style Tutorial

Citation Guides

Faculty at WNC expect students to follow a "citation style" and they will generally indicate which one they want them to use. There are several styles available, but the two most commonly used at WNC are the MLA  and APA citation styles.  Most faculty teaching English require the MLA Style.  If you have questions about which one to use, ask your instructor.

Citation Generators

Citation generators are not always 100% accurate. Remember to check your citation against other  citation style resources listed on this page for the correct formatting and punctuation guidelines