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History of Anthropology

Why do we cite

Here are several reasons why we use citations in our research (A. Beauchamp):

  • Give credit where credit is due. (It's the right thing to do.)
  • Enhance the credibility of your argument with supporting evidence.
  • Point out the dialog you are having with other scholars and their ideas.
  • Provide your reader with additional sources for further reading.
  • Avoid plagiarism: unfairly taking personal credit for other authors' ideas.

Citation Style

Your class project requires that you adhere to the author-date style of the American Anthropological Association Publishing Style Guide, which follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition

Reading/Writing Center

Contact the Reading/Writing Center for help with drafting your paper.  You can make an appointment or you can stop in during their office hours.  They can be found in Strozier Library and both the Williams and the William Johnston buildings.

Reading-Writing Center

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