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Primate Behavior and Ecology (ANT 302)

Dr. Adrian Jaeggi, Spring 2018

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Citing Your Sources

Ask Dr. Jaeggi which citation style you should use for your research paper. Biological Anthropologists often use use the American Journal of Physical Anthropology Style, or the American Psychological Association Style (APA).

The Emory Libraries Citing Your Sources Guide provides information about why to cite sources, how to avoid plagiarism, how to avoid common mistakes, and a list of style manuals.

You can also visit websites with basic guidelines on how to use common style formats. Some good websites include:

If you are not using a citation manager (e.g. MendeleyZotero, or EndNote), today is the day to start. The citation manager will automatically format your citations and bibliography, but don't forget to check it for accuracy!

Using Mendeley will be covered in class, and the library offers workshops in Zotero and Endnote (upcoming classes).

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