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ANT 220: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: How to Identify Accepteble Academic Sources

Guide to help students in ANT 220 complete their first research paper. Fall 2017

Acceptable Academic Sources

When your assignment calls for academic sources, that means you are to use academic (scholarly, peer reviewed) books or complete academic (scholarly, peer reviewed) journal articles. An abstract to an article is not acceptable as a source. Your must read and use the complete article.



Unacceptable Academic Sources

Even though you find them in academic databases along with journal articles, a book review is not an acceptable academic source for a research paper. The database will indicate "review" or "book review" somewhere in the record.