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ANTH 350: Prehistoric Archaeology

Research Guide for ANTH 350

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.

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Search FAQs

1. How do I search for popular sources about my archeological site?

  • Identify your search words:
    • Identify the keywords of the geographical area or archeological 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
  • ​Example: The archeological 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

​2. How do I focus my search hits to popular sources?

  • In the Refine Your Search sidebar:
    • Click on More.... at the bottom of the list under Content Type
    • Click on Newspaper ArticleMagazine ArticleVideo Recording, and Streaming Video in the list that appears to the left
    • Scroll to the top of the list and click on Apply

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 anything on my topic. 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.
  • There may not be research tying your main ideas together yet. Try searching for your main ideas separately and linking their findings together. 
  • If you've found one article that's relevant for your topic, look through the sources in its References list to see if any of them are also relevant to your research.  
  • Ask Dr. Chenoweth or the Anthropology librarian, Nadine Anderson, for help
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