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Finding library resources for Anthropology

Citing ehraf documents

Cite collection documents you find in eHRAF using your normal citation style for the author, title, original publisher and original date of publication and add "As seen in eHRAF World Cultures on [add date of access]." and database URL.

If the work has been translated by HRAF, add the note "Translated for the Human Relations Area Files, by [author's name], [year]"


Parts of a citation

This graphic shows the different parts of the citation for an article:

(Props to CUSUM's Anthropology Librarian for this idea!)

Why this is important

Plagiarism is taken very seriously. Take a look at the university's Intellectual Honesty Guidelines

What citation style do you need?

American Anthropological Association style guide (AAA) has been discontinued as  of September 2015.  AAA now follows the Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date format).   See also:  Chicago Manual of Style - quick guide

Primatology uses APA Author-Date. 

If your professor has chosen neither of these styles, check out the Student Success Centre's guides to citing.

​Note for online sources you need to add the DOI or stable URL to end of the citation in the Reference Cited list.  

Citation tools


A quick and easy tool to format references in  Chicago Style is  Cite This For Me

Other free resources include:



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