Citing Sources

When you write a research paper, you must give credit to your sources by citing them in-text and including a Works Cited, References, or Reference List page.  These are the citation styles commonly used at Prescott College,  with helpful guidelines on how to format your paper and your citations:

AAA Style Guide from the American Anthropological Association

Anthropology Citation Style

APA: Used in the fields of psychology, education, adventure education, human development, and other social sciences.

Chicago: A comprehensive style often used in history, anthropology, and other social sciences.

Scientific Style: includes CSE, McMillan, and the journal Conservation Biology.  

MLA: The standard style  for literature and the humanities.

Not sure what style to use?  If your instructor doesn't specify a particular style, a librarian will help you choose the most appropriate style for your paper.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
Helpful information and tutorials are available.

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