Citing Sources

Giving credit for others' ideas not only demonstrates that you have familiarized yourself with the scholarship in the field and earned the right to have a say, it allows other scholars to learn from your work by following the lead of your research. For more ideas, tips and strategies, see Doing Research.

Organize Your Sources and Generate Bibliographies

Common Citation Styles

APA (American Psychological Association)

MLA (Modern Language Association)



Grinnell College Biology and Chemistry Investigations Manual

Other Citation Styles

ACS (American Chemical Society)

ASA (American Sociological Association)

AAA (American Anthropological Association)

  • Web guide: AAA Style from the American Anthropological Association
  • Cite Right (Chapter 6 - AAA Citations for Anthropology and Ethnography) (on reserve at Burling)