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Anthropology 4478, Taboo and pollution: Cite sources/Help

Useful Tips

Give credit where credit is due. By properly citing the sources you use in your research projects you are both identifying the resources that you used to complete your work and you are formally acknowledging the authors or creators of those resources. 

Please read the Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity.

What is Passkey?

""Passkey is a bookmarklet (Firefox and IE) that lets you quickly authenticate as a CU person, when you're off-campus. This allows you to access databases.

In firefox, drag the icon to your bookmarks toolbar or right click and bookmark this location. Control-click (mac users)

In Internet Explorer, right-click the icon, add to favorites

The next time you're off-campus and a publisher asks you to log-in, click the Passkey.  You'll be prompted for your CU netid, and that's it! 

Details are at CUL Labs (Cool Tools)

Citation Style

CMS: Purdue Online Writing Lab - Provides an overview and basic examples by format primarily focusing on the notes-bibliography system

CMS Online - Full text of the print guide is available in electronic format allowing for quick searching and easy access (15th edition also available)

MLA: Purdue Online Writing Lab -  Useful information regarding MLA citation style, includes examples

MLA Style Center Website - Contains brief overview of citation format, includes examples, citation elements template and helpful tips

APA: Purdue Online Writing Lab - Provides detailed descriptions and examples of citation style by format, figures/tables, footnotes and endnotes and sample papers

APA Blog - APA Published Blog is authored by a group of style experts to explain the answers to frequently asked questions or delve into citation minutia 

Manage Sources

Zotero is a free, open source, web-based tool for managing citations, organizing pdfs, and creating bibliographies.



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