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CULANTH 470S: Mapping NC Human Rights History: Citing Sources

Style Guides

AAA has created an outline of style rules, American Anthropological Association Style Guide.

The American Anthropology Association uses The Chicago Manual of Style as its style guide. Here's a link to the quick guide, Chicago Manual of Style.

Check out the Duke Libraries' site, Citing Sources, for tips on citing sources

Citing Primary Sources

Tips and Sources for Citing Primary Material
Duke's "Citing Primary Sources" LibGuide provides resources to help you properly cite primary sources, showing that you've done your research and making it possible for other scholars to find the same material you used. We focus on material held at the Rubenstein Library or in our Digital Collections and use The Chicago Manual of Style in this guide, but the same principles will apply, no matter where you found your primary source or which style guide you're using. Remember, when in doubt, you can always ask

Citation Tools

Citation tools allow you to save and organize your research. They also let you create formatted bibliographies.

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A personal citation library designed to directly import references from multiple databases. In Refworks you can organize and manage your citations, share them with colleagues, and format bibliographies.


Downloadable as a standalone program or a Firefox extension, Zotero is designed to store content in any format, including PDFs, images, audio and video files, and snapshots of web pages. Zotero operates with thousands of sites, and automatically indexes your library for ease of access.

Downloadable as a standalone program from OIT, EndNote is a powerful citation tool for organizing your research and creating formatted citations. In addition to the standalone option, you can create an EndNote Web account.