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Mining References - Social Sciences: Society for American Archaeology (SAA)

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.

Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 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

Seifert, Donna J.

1991 Within Sight of the White House: The Archaeology Working Women. Historical Archaeology 25(4):82–108.

How do I get the article?

SAA - Book

BASIC FORMAT

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

Publication year  Title of Book with Title Caps. Publisher, Publisher Location.

EXAMPLE - EDITED VOLUME

McHugh, William P. (editor)

1977 The Teaching of Archaeology. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale.

EXAMPLE - SINGLE-AUTHORED BOOK

Elster, Jon

1989 Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press, New York.

How do I get the book?

SAA - 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, edited by Editors First Name Last Name, pp. chapter first - last page numbers. Publisher, Publisher location.

EXAMPLE

Manzanilla, Linda

1999 The Emergence of Complex Urban Societies in Central Mexico: The Case of Teotihuacan. In Archaeology in Latin America, edited by Gustavo G. Politis and Benjamin Alberti, pp. 93–129. Routledge, London.

How do I get the book chapter?

SAA - 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 Day Month of Publicaiton:first page - last page. Publication location.

EXAMPLE - MAGAZINE or NEWSPAPER

Noble, John W.

2002 When Humans Became Human. New York Times 26 February:D1, D5. New York.

Credit:

All SAA Examples on this page are from the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Style Guide.

Society for American Archaeology Style Guide