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Anthropology Research Guide (Medlin)

This guide will help you find resources for your research assignments in Dr. Medlin's anthropology courses.

APA Citation Help!

Confused about citation styles?  Don't know what  APA means?  Here are some places you can get help:

Writing Center (Kemp 105) will have tutors available to help with college writing at any phase of the writing process, including APA citations. Check their webpage for their current open hours.

Kirk Library has a Citing Sources webpage that has handouts to guide you on creating your APA citations.

Try BibMe and KnightCite,  citation creation tools. Be sure to select APA format.

Purdue Online Writing Lab - Purdue University has a great website that will help you with  APA citations.

By the way, APA is the American Psychological Association's preferred style to document the research materials (books, encyclopedia, articles, documentary films, personal interviews, etc.) that you used to write your research paper. For your information, MLA style is usually used in the Humanities disciplines, and APA style in the Social Sciences.

There are other citation styles, like Chicago or Turabian, that you may be required to use elsewhere, but MLA and APA are the two major citation styles used at Centralia College. 

Your instructor wants you to use APA style for this class.

Citing sources

Is it Plagiarism?

APA Manual

This book is available in the Library:

Plagiarism

Worried about plagiarizing? It's a serious offense that can result in failing an assignment or a class. Visit the CCOnline Writing Lab's page for a PowerPoint on accidental and deliberate plagiarism and tips on how to avoid them.