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ANTH 101: Introduction to Anthropology

Research Guide for ANTH 101

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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 articles that  describe my themes, concepts, or arguments?

  • Identify the keywords of your argument and use those as your search words
  • Each 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 factors, effects, issues, relationships are usually not used as tags - don't include them as search words
  • Example conceptprimate social cognition
    • Search words: primate "social cognition"
      • "social cognition" will search for it as a phrase, not two separate words

2. How do I focus the search hits to relevant articles that meet my assignment requirements?

  • Use Refine Your Search in Summon to focus your search hits
  • Peer-reviewed articles:
    • Click on Peer Review 
    • Click on Journal article under Content Type
  • Current/Recent articles:
    • Under Publication Date, move the scroll bar over to 2006 to present
  • To Anthropology articles
    • Under Discipline, click on anthropology 

3. How do I know my search words match the tags assigned to articles about my topic?

  • As you scroll through the search results, look at the assigned tags (words), and see if they match your search words 
  • Example: The list of search hits includes articles tagged with social cognition and articles tagged with social knowledge. They're used interchangably.
    • Change your search to primate ("social cognition" OR "social knowledge")
      • OR searches for soures that are tagged with either of these two concepts
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