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Anthropology: Citation Help

This guide is designed to support Lincoln University's Anthropology courses

Which Style?

Whether you will use APA or MLA style depends on which type of course (sociocultural anthropology versus archeology/biological anthropology) for which you are writing. Ask your instructor if you are unsure, and if you need help contact Academic Support.

Using MLA Style

See the MLA tab in the Page Library Citation LibGuide.

Using the "Cite" Button

Most of the Library's e-resources (databases) can generate a single citation for you.
Places to look for the Cite Button or other Citation Tools in E-Resources:

  • The right-hand menu on the article abstract page.
  • At the top of the results list.
  • Immediately under each citation in the results list.
  • At the very bottom of an article or article abstract page.

Using APA Style

See the APA tab in the Page Library Citation LibGuide


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