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Archaeology Method & Theory

Finding Books

  • Encompass Search
    Encompass Search finds information by searching through a massive collection of books, scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines, dissertations, conference proceedings, music, video, maps, and more. Rather than searching in separate databases, Encompass Search helps you find resources from many catalogs and databases quickly and easily, all from a single search box. To find only books, use the Books limit on the left sidebar of your search results page. Many items will be in Trexler Library; note the call number and status of the item to check its location and availability. For items not in Trexler Library, use the Interlibrary Loan to request a copy from another library.
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    Search books via Google. Some full text is linked directly; otherwise, search the library catalog by title to check for full text online or in the library.

Finding Articles

Citing Your Sources

For information on why to cite your sources and how to avoid plagiarism, see the Get Started with Library Research: Cite Sources guide. 

American Anthropological Association Style Guide
General guidelines, as well as reference examples.  AAA uses The Chicago Manual of Style. This guide is an outline of style rules basic to AAA style.

Where no rule is present in the AAA Style Guide, follow Chicago Style.  For information on Chicago style, consult the following resources:

The Chicago manual of style (16th ed., 2010)
 Ready Reference 808.027 C632m

Chicago Manual of Style (Purdue Online Writing Lab)

Chicago Style (Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College)

Chicago/Turabian Documentation Style (Writing Center, University of Wisconsin--Madison)

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