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Anthropology information resources: Citing & writing

Anthropological citation style

  • As of September 2015, American Anthropological Association (AAA) recommends the use of Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date).
  • The Chicago Manual of Style Online
    • Author/date style, also known as "Scientific/Social Sciences style." Sources are cited through parenthetical author/date references in the text and a reference list
    • Check out Figure 15.1 and 15.2 for examples of bibliography and in-text citations using the Author/date style.
    • The Chicago Manual of Style - Q & A. A searchable index of answered questions.  

Citation style guides: APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian

American Sociological Association

Other: Purdue University's online guide to ASA style

Citation Management

Citation management tools collect your journal article, book, or other document citations together in one place, and help you create properly formatted bibliographies in almost any style — in seconds.  Citation management tools help you keep track of your sources while you work and store your references for future use and reuse.

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Selected writing and style guides

Useful subject headings for writing

Browse by Subject (Browse tab in "Catalogue Search")

  • Audio-visual materials -- Authorship
  • Communication In The Humanities
  • Communication In The Social Sciences
  • English language -- Accents and accentuation
  • English language -- Grammar
  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
  • English Language -- Terms And Phrases
  • Ethnology -- Authorship
  • Government Report Writing
  • Report Writing -- Handbooks Manuals Etc
  • Social sciences -- Authorship
  • Sociology -- Authorship
  • Written communication -- Technological innovations

See also the SFU Library's Writing and Style Guides for further information on citation styles and guides to writing.

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