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ANTH 495: Anthropology Capstone

Research Guide for the Capstone Course in Anthropology

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.

Useful Databases for Anthropology Research

Annual Reviews: keep up to date with critical reviews of the most significant research of the year in the Annual Review of Anthropology.

Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies covering human behavior. 

AnthroSourceprovides access to scientific research information across the field of anthropology. It contains more than 250,000 articles from American Anthropological Association journals, newsletters, bulletins, and books.

Black Studies Center: gateway to historical and current material for researching the past, present, and future of African-Americans, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself. It combines the following databases: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience; International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP); Chicago Defender Historical Backfile (1900-1975), and Black Literature Index (1827-1940)

eHRAF World Cultures:  a multi-cultural collection of books, articles, and dissertations. eHRAF contains more than 300,000 pages of information about all aspects of cultural and social life with diverse topics ranging from religious beliefs, bringing up children, causes and cures of diseases, to economic and political behavior. Cultures included are mostly ethnic and indigenous groups from around the world.

Indigenous Peoples: North America: sources collections from across Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century. Including diverse manuscripts; book collections; newspapers from various tribe and Indian-related organizations; materials such as Bibles, dictionaries and primers in Indigenous languages all enable students' examination of important primary source materials.

JSTOR: journal articles from core scholarly journals in anthropology, sociology, history, and other key fields in the humanities and social sciences.

National Geographic Virtual Library: a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue, with original photos and layout — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.

Royal Anthropological Institute Archive:  provides access to one hundred fifty years of scientific research in anthropology, archaeology, ethnic studies, geography, gender studies, and more. The collection contains a range of original materials including correspondence, fieldwork, gray literature, manuscripts, maps, personal papers, photographs, proceedings, and reports.

​Smithsonian Collections OnlineA result of Gale's partnership to create searchable archives of the Smithsonian's vast collections, this resource combines rare 19th and 20th century archival materials on topics such as the evolving modes of flight, World's Fairs, and trade literature, with recent and backfile issues of  Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine. 

Web of Science: use to identify related articles in your research area:

  • Linked Times Cited lists (articles that have since cited the research article)
  • Related records (articles in the same research area)
  • Linked Cited Reference lists (articles cited in the research article)

Click here to see the full list of Mardigian Library's Anthropology databases.

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