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Anthropology Research: Citing Sources

Citing Sources

This page contains information about properly citing sources in academic papers. Listed are the most popular citation styles used in Anthropology. Always check with your professor for their preferred citation style. Also included in this page are resources and tips for avoiding plagiarism. For more help or information about successfully integrating sources into your paper, contact a librarian or the UCCS Writing Center.

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Citation Style

From the American Anthropological Association (September 9, 2015)
After much consideration of publishing standards and member input, AAA has decided to cease production of the AAA Style Guide. AAA style now adheres fully to the current edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date). 

APA Style Guide

APA style is the offical citaiton format for the The American Psychological Association but is used by most of the social sciences. Use the following sources to properly format your citations in APA style.

Help From the Writing Center

UCCS Writing Center

Excel Centers: The Centers for Excellence

The Writing Center consultants will help with formatting and citing sources according to APA, MLA, and Chicago style rules online or in person. Check their website for hours and other services.


UCCS students and faculty have access to RefWorks. You can set up an account with your UCCS email address.

The guide linked below describes how to use RefWorks in more detail: