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ANT 225: Culture, Environment and Global Issues: Citing Sources

How to Cite Your Sources

Citation styles vary depending on the style guide used. The examples below are from the AAA Style Guide, published by the American Society of Anthropology. If you do not find an example for what you are citing, you can find additional examples on pages 7-10 of the guide. If all else fails, consult your instructor if you are not sure what to do.

Citing Popular (Magazine)/Newspaper Articles

Popular Article with Author

 [Author]

   [Date] [Magazine/Newspaper], [Date (month, day)]: pages

 Example: Reinhold, Robert

         2000 Illegal Aliens Hoping to Claim Their Dreams. New York Times, 

         November 3: A1, A10.

Article without Author

 [Article Title]

    [Date] [Magazine/Newspaper], [Date]: [pages].

 Example:  Talk of the Town

                     2000 New Yorker, April 10: 31.

 Magazine/Newspaper Article found in a database

Same as a print article except you need to add the database name, date you retrieved it, and the article link.

Example: Reinhold, Robert

2000 Illegal Aliens Hoping to Claim Their Dreams. New York Times,    

November 3: A1, A10. LexisNexis Academic, 5 October 2011

(http://www.lexisnexis.com/lnacui2api/api/version1/getDocCui?lni=3S8G-8SS0-0007-H1MS&csi=6742&hl=t&hv=t&hnsd=f&hns=t&hgn=t&oc=00240&perma=true)

Citing Scholarly Works

Books

 [Author]

[Date of publication] [Title of the Book]. [Place of Publication]: [Publisher]

 Example: Castles, Stephen

                    1990 Here for Good. London: Pluto Press

 Scholarly Article

 [Author]

    [Date of publication] [Title of the Article]. [Title of the Journal]  [Volume of the Journal]:[(issue number)]:[ page numbers].

 Example: Bruss, Lyle R.

1986 A University Initiated Model for Developing Instructional Leaders. Theory into Practice 25(3):197-203.

 

Scholarly Article Found Online

 Same as a print article except you need to add the database name, date you retrieved it, and the article link.

 Example: Bruss, Lyle R.

1986 A University Initiated Model for Developing Instructional Leaders. Theory into Practice 25(3):197-203.

Academic Search Complete, 5 October 2011. (http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=5200381&site=ehost-live&scope=site)

Citing Web Pages and Images

Website

[Author if the is one, other wise use title of the website]

      [Date if you can fine one, otherwise use N.d.] [Title if not used as author]

      [Web   address], [Date accessed]. 

Example with author:

        American Anthropological Association.

1992. Planning for the Future. http://www.aaanet.org/about/, accessed June 29, 2009.

    Example without author:   

        About Anthropology

           2011 Careers in Anthropology. http://www.careers.org/anthro/,

           accessed  October 5, 2011

Images 

     [Title of the Work], [Creator’s Name (First and Last)].[ Date of Publication]. [Image Source].

             [Place of Publication]. [Date retrieved]. [Available from World Wide Web: (address).

     Example:

         New York’s Chinese Politics. Canadian Pacific. November 28, 2009. Flicker.com. 

              New York: New York. October 5, 2011. Available from World Wide Web:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/18378305@N00/4201078975/

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