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AN 300: Thinking Anthropologically: Using Popular Sources: Thinking Anthropologically

This guide is in support of Dr. Carr's Spring 2018 AN 300 course.

What is a popular source?

Popular sources usually are...

  • general interest stories that might mention research but do not contain original research.
  • written and read by the general public.
  • not peer-reviewed.
  • more relaxed about citing sources.
  • shorter than scholarly articles, about 200 words to a few pages.]

(modified from materials created by the University of Victoria Libraries.)

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