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Mining References - Social Sciences: American Anthropological Association (AAA)

What am I Looking At?

 

I found a relevant reference - now what is it, and how do I find it? 

This page has:

  • The basic format and specific examples of references for a journal article, book, book chapter, or newspaper or magazine article,
  • Links to steps re: how to find the article or book/chapter, and
  • Links to print or online versions of the specific citation style guides.

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Style - Journal Article

BASIC FORMAT

Author Last Name, First Name, and additional authors First Name Last Name.

Publication Year  Article Title with Title Caps. Title of Journal Journal Volume Number(Journal Issue Number):Article first page - last page.

EXAMPLE

Levin, Shana, Pamela L. Taylor, and Elena Caudle

2007  Interethnic and Interracial Dating in College: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships 24(3):323–341.

How do I get the article?

AAA - Book

BASIC FORMAT

Author/Editor Last Name, First Name, and additional editors/authors First Name Last Name, eds. if editors.

Publication year  Title of Book with Title Caps. Publisher location: Publisher.

EXAMPLE - EDITED VOLUME

Smith, Earl, and Angela Hattery, eds.

2009  Interracial Relationships in the 21st Century. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

EXAMPLE - SINGLE-AUTHORED BOOK

Folan, Karyn Langhorne

2010  Don’t Bring Home a White Boy: And Other Notions That Keep Black Women from Dating Out. New York: Gallery Books.

How do I get the book?

AAA - Book Chapter

BASIC FORMAT

Chapter Author Last Name, First Name and Middle Initial, and additional Authors First Name Last Name.

Publication year  Chapter Title with Title Caps. In Title of Edited Book. Editors First Name Last Name, eds. Pp. page numbers. Publisher location: Publisher.

EXAMPLE

Steinbugler, Amy C.

2009  Hiding in Plain Sight: Why Queer Interraciality Is Unrecognizable to Strangers and Sociologists. In Interracial Relationships in the 21st Century. Earl Smith and Angela Hattery, eds. Pp. 89–114. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

How do I get the book chapter?

AAA - Newspaper or Magazine Article

BASIC FORMAT

Author Last Name, First Name and Middle Initial, and additional authors First Name Last Name.

Publication year  Article Title with Title Caps. Title of Magazine/Newspaper with Caps, Month Day of Publication: first page - last page.

EXAMPLE - MAGAZINE

Henderson, Shirley

2007  Is LOVE Becoming COLOR BLIND? Ebony, March: 147-152. 

EXAMPLE - NEWSPAPER

Kristof, Nicholas D.

2002  Love and Race. New York Times, December 6: A35.

American Anthropological Association Style Guide