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Anthropology 696A: Anthropological Research Design

Citing Sources

American Anthropology Association (AAA) citation style guide

American Journal of Physical Anthropology citation style (for Biological Anthropology)

On the American Journal of Physical Anthropology journal webpage under the Author Guidelines scroll down to section 4: Preparing for submission, and look for "References" - it has referencing information for in text citations and bibliographies. As of 2017 the American journal of Physical Anthropology citation style is the same as APA 6th edition.

APA Style Guide, 7th Edition

Chicago/Turabian, 17th Edition

Turabian Quick Guide from the University of Chicago Press

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue offers Research and Citation Resources

Visit the University Library's Research Strategies Citing Your Sources for more information.

Citation Managers: How-To Guides and Tutorials

EndNote Web:


Citation Managers

Citation managers are software that keep track of your sources and will help format your citations in a variety of styles.

  • Zotero Bib -  is a free service that helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. See FAQ at   It is also helpful for its feature to save as an .RIS file that can be imported into a more robust citation manager such as EndNote Web.  Zotero Bib APA 7th style will automatically correct for sentence case capatilization.
  • EndNote Web (currently called EndNote Basic , EndNote Online) - free to CSUN students, staff, and faculty; integrates with MS Word and several browsers (IE,Chrome, Firefox); can export references directly from many databases.   You can contact EndNote help desk, Monday-Friday, 24 hours at 855-258-5858. [Press 2 for Research Support, press 1 and press 1 again for  Endnote] The drawback is you need to have internet access,  Check and improve, if needed, your saved records and prepare your list of references before you start writing your paper.   Clarivate provides many training videos, but we are suggesting using the FREE EndNote Basic (EndNote Online also known as EndNoteWeb) so use this link with caution looking for EndNote Online  (

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