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ANTH 1101 Assignment

Bring the information required to cite two articles published in edited books and the journal articles you identified to the next class.  You will be discussing how to create your SAA Citation Format references.

Finding background information about your chosen primate

Tips for searching for edited electonic books on primates

Follow these tips to help find a chapter from an edited book on primates

  1. Choose Books after "Search after"
  2. Enter the name of your primate with a wildcard (*) to retrieve both singular and plural
  3. Choose Author/Creator as a dropdown field and enter edit*

If you want to find online edited books, refine your results under "Availability" to Available online


Tips on reading a scholarly article

Finding scholarly journal articles

Use * for alternate word endings, e.g. behav*

orangutan* AND "social behav*"

bonobo* AND (diet* OR food* OR feed*) AND behav*

gorilla* AND (cooperat* OR compet* OR conflict*)

Using other citation styles

For the assignment, you can provide your citations in SAA format or in one of the other two styles preferred for this class.

Some professors prefer citation examples from other resources. These examples are from a bibliography provided by Dr. Robertson:

Journal Article

Last Name, First Initial. YEAR. "Title of Article." Name of Journal volume, no. issue: page-page range.

Adelson, N. 2005. "The Embodiment of Inequality: Health Disparities in Aboriginal Canada." Canadian Journal of Public Health 96, no. 2:S45-S61.

Chapter in a Book

Last name, First Initial., and First Initial, Last Name. YEAR. "Title of Chapter." In Name of Book. Edited by First Initial, Last Names of Editors. Place of Publication: Publisher, page-page range.

Abonyi, S., S. Johnson, D. Martz, T. McIntosh, N. Muhajarine, and B. Jeffery. 2010. "Towards an Ethical Framework for Population Health Research in Canada: A Place for Ethical Space?" In Redistributing Health: New Dimensions in Population Health Research in Canada. Edited by T. McIntosh, B. Jeffery, and N. Muhajarine. Regina: CPRC Press, 20-34.

Article Searching Tips

Finding too much?

  • Use AND between ideas to search for BOTH terms
  • Put “Quotation Marks Around Your Search" to search for exact phrases

Finding too little?

  • Use OR between your ideas to search for EITHER term
  • Put * after the root of a word to look for multiple endings

For better searching, think of multiple ways to describe your topic

What You Need to Know About Citation

Citation is stating where you got your information.

The reasons you cite:

  • To give credit where credit is due – to avoid plagiarizing
  • To give information about a source so people (i.e. your instructor) can find it

You need to cite:

  • In the paper (in-text citations)
  • At the end (reference list)


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