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ANTH 302 Ethnography of South Asia

Course guide for Dr. Sara Shneiderman's ANTH 302 Ethnography of South Asia class, Fall 2015.


Citation Styles

You can use any style of citation that you are comfortable with; the key is to be consistent! For help with citation, please see the UBC Library How to Cite guide

Common Faculty of Arts styles are:

  • APA - citation style commonly used the Social Sciences
  • MLA - citation style commonly used in the Humanities
  •  American Anthropologist style (AAA)
    AAA uses The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, 2003) and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition, 2006). If there is no rule available for your source material in the AAA guide, follow The Chicago Manual of Style. UBC Library subscribes to The Chicago Manual of Style online (fully searchable), or you can consult a print copy in Koerner Library.


Plagiarism is a serious offense. It is very important that you keep track of and cite the resources that you use to form and articulate your ideas.

To familiarize yourself with the UBC guidelines regarding plagiarism, please visit the Avoid Plagiarism website.


Doing honest work in college : how to prepare citations, avoid plagiarism, and achieve real academic success / Charles Lipson.

Keeping Track of Your Citations

A citation management tool can help you keep track of and format citations. The Research Commons in Koerner Library  offers weekly workshops on three of the most popular citation management tools: RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero. They also offer individual consultation appointments, via the link under "Consultations" on the main Research Commons page or email them at