Below is a link to the 2009 AAA Style Guide.
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) style guide is based on the 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and the 11th edition of Mirriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. You may view the entire AAA guide in the box to the left. Where no rule is listed in the guide, you should use the Chicago style guide.
For newsletters, you are should use the Associated Press style rules.
*Take note that the reference list in AAA style contains the author's name on the first line left aligned, the second line is indented slightly, and the third line and all subsequent lines are indented a little more. Refer to page 7 of the AAA guide for a sample Reference page.
For in-text citations, you should use paranthetica author-date citations:
When citing the page number, use a colon between the year and the page numbers. Do not put a space between the colon and the first page number:
If you are citing the author, then you should place the publication year for the work after the author's name in the text:
Smith (2014) perfectly describes the problems with the study.
If you are citing the work, then include the date as part of the running test:
Smith 2014 contains an analysis of the issue.
For additional rules about in-text citations, see page 5 of the AAA Style Guide.
Article in Journal
Moll, Luis C.
2000 Writing as Communication: Creating Strategic Learning
Environments for Students. Theory into Practice 25(3):202-208.
Article in Newspapers or Popular Magazines
2000 Illegal Aliens Hoping to Claim Their Dreams. New York Times,
November 3:A1, A10.
New York Times
2002 In Texas, Ad Heats Up Race for Governor. July 30.
Book with One Author
1990 Here for Good. London: Pluto Press.
Book with Two or More Authors
Bonacich, Edna, and Mark Smith and Kathy Hunt
1999 The Economic Basis of Ethnic Solidarity: Small Business in the
Japanese American Community. Berkeley: University fo California Press.
Editor as Author
Diskin, Martin, ed.
1970 Trouble in Our Backyard: Central America in the Eighties. New
York: Pantheon Books.
One Volume in a Multivolume Work
Clutton-Brock, Juliet, and Caroline Grigson, eds.
1986 Animals and Archaeology, vol. 1: Hunters and Their Prey. BAR
International series, 163. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.
Subsequent or Revised Edition
1960 Qualitative Methods in Research on Teaching. In Handbook of
Research on Teaching. 3rd edition. Margaret C. Wittrock, ed. Pp. 119-
162. New York: Macmillan.
Specific conventions exist for citing different types of online sources. See Chicago for guidance on citing online books (17.47, 17.142–17.147), journals (17.180–17.181), magazines (17.187), newspapers (17.198), informally published materials (17.234– 17.237), reference works (17.239), multimedia (17.270), CDs and DVDs (17.271), public documents (17.357) and databases (17.357–17.359).
In addition to the information typically included in citations, each electronic resource reference should also include a URL and date accessed.
Where there is no author per se, the owner of a referenced website may be listed (see Chicago 17.237).
Personal communications need to be cited in text citations. Include the date in the parenthetical citation. DO NOT include the personal communication on your references page.
Horace Smith claims . . . (letter to the author, July 12, 2014).