Biological Anthropologists closely follow the scientific method through the application of an evolutionary perspective on the human condition. Publications that report the results of a scientific inquiry building from observations, hypotheses, data collection, analyses and interpretations culminate in the production of scientific publications such as peer-reviewed journal articles.
In this assessment you will be guided to build several skills associated with locating, retrieving, referencing, citing and paraphrasing information from scientific publications in biological anthropology. In particular you will learn to locate original research and data on human skeletal remains.
As well, you will learn to create a citation management database with an easily accessible citation manager (Mendeley). This setup will be useful for your research in anthropology and other disciplines, aiding the development of bibliographies and citations.
Try these terms:
Consider ways to narrow the topic:
Crtieria to consider in assessing a resource:
* to say "I don't care how this word ends"
skelet* will bring us skeletal, skeleton, etc.
OR to combine alternate terms for the same concept group
burials OR urns
AND to combine different concepts
(skeletal reports) AND (Sri Lanka OR Ceylon)
The following APA resources will help you cite in-text, create a reference list, and format your paper.
These guides should answer most of your questions, but additional resources are available.
Finding too much?
Finding too little?
For better searching, think of multiple ways to describe your topic
Citation is stating where you got your information.
The reasons you cite:
You need to cite: