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ANTH 201: Introduction to Archaeology

Research Guide for ANTH 201

Access Library Resources Online

Trying to access library resources online? Follow the instructions on the Online Access to Library Resources page to access library databases, articles, and ebooks, both on-campus and off-campus.

Search Summon for Articles, Books, and more...

Search FAQs

1. How do I search for articles about my archaeological site?

  • Identify your search words:
    • Identify the keywords or main ideas of your thesis statement
    • Identify the keywords of the geographical area or archaeological period you're studying
  • Each book and article has tags assigned to it, words or shorts phrases that make them searchable - you want your search words to match those tags
  • Words like period, effects, issues, relationships are usually not used as tags - don't include them as search words
  • ​Example: The archaeological site Gobekli Tepe in the context of the broader Catalhoyuk area
    • Search: "gobekli tepe" OR catalhoyuk​
    • "gobekli tepe" searches as a phrase, not separate words
    • OR searches for sources about either Gobekli Tepe or Catalhoyuk
  • Example: The archaeological site Gobekli Tepe in the context of the Neolithic Period in Anatolia
    • Search: "gobekli tepe" OR anatolia* neolithic
    • anatolia* searches for Anatolia or Anatolian

2. How do I focus my search hits to peer-reviewed journal articles? 

  • In the Refine Your Search​ sidebar:
    • Click on Peer Review
    • Click on Journal Article under Content Type

3​. How do I preview the abstract/summary of articles in the list of search hits?

  • Click on Preview below the article description

4. How do I access the article so I can read the whole thing?

  • Click on Full Text Online
  • Look for pdf Full Text or HTML Full Text links

5. I can't find any articles about my site. What do I do?

  • The search words you're using to describe your topic may not match the tags that Summon has assigned to sources about that topic. Try different search words that mean the same thing.
  • Ask Dr. Chenoweth or the Anthropology librarian, Nadine Anderson, for help
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