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Anthropology and Archaeology



Referencing well improves the quality of your academic work and help you avoid accidental plagiarism.

The Library provides referencing guidance and resources. Please do get in touch if you have any questions about referencing.


Referencing style used for anthropology and archaeology

The Department recommends that you use the Harvard (author, date)  style for referencing.


Resources on referencing


What  resources are referenced in anthropology and archaeology?

Academic books and articles, online and in print - these are the sources you'll be citing most often.


But you will also be citing the following resources in your coursework:

Media and film  - documentaries, films, photographs, newspapers, blog posts

Art and objects- artifacts, installations, exhibits, graffiti, live performance, catalogue entries

Body art - like tattoos

Visual sources -  geological and ordinance survey maps 

Data - graphs and statistical tables 

Oral sources -  observations, diaries, interviews, published and non-publlshed

Personal communications - emails, conversations


Cite them Right can help you with all of these in one handy place!



Cite them Right referencing tutorial

Find out about the principles behind referencing and how to acknowledge the information sources that you use.

This tutorial is made-up of 11 short, self-contained topics, which you can explore and revisit at any time.

Content includes:

  • What is referencing and why it matters
  • What sources are appropriate to reference
  • How to avoid plagiarism
  • How to insert citations into your text


Notebook and laptop


Use EndNote reference management software to collect, store and import references into your work.

Setting up EndNote Online