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Citation Style in Anthropology

The citation style for Anthropology is the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS). It is very complex, which can be confusing, but it is also comprehensive and provides guidance on most questions. Use the online guide to the CMS for detailed help.

Saving, Organizing, and Formatting Citations

Handwritten notes are great (but hard to back up), and copy-pasted links are fine, but if you want something a little more searchable, re-usable, and less easily lost, here are some options for saving and organizing your research documents. Plus, these tools help automate the formatting of your citations for your paper. These are especially useful for students writing (or thinking about writing) comps.

Remember: Zotero and Endnote save a lot of time and typing, but you still need to check citations for accuracy and correct format yourself and will need to make plenty of edits by hand. 



Saving What You Find Online

These tools help you keep track of your work, especially when you use multiple computers.

Citing a Document from eHRAF

*Citing a document from eHRAF:

Buffalohead, Priscilla K.
1983 Farmers, Warriors, Traders: A Fresh Look at Ojibway Women. Minnesota History 48(6): 236-244. As seen in the eHRAF Collection of Ethnography on the Web, 3/10/09.
Vecsey, Christopher
1983 Traditional Ojibwa Religion and its Historical Changes. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. As seen in the eHRAF Collection of Ethnography on the Web, 3/13/09.