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Finding Articles

To find articles published about anthropology, you can begin by using the Summon box to the right of this box, or try some of the suggested databases just underneath the Summon search.

Anthropological Index Online is an index, which means it will allow you to search for and find out about articles published about anthropological topics, but it won't contain the full text of articles that you find.  

JSTOR, Oxford, SAGE, Springerlink, and Social Sciences Full Text will allow you to search journals within a certain discipline and access full text versions of the articles that come up in the results. 

If we don't have the article you need, and you are a student, staff or faculty at UM-Flint, we will get it for you from a library that does have it.  This is a free service called Interlibrary Loan (see the box below for more information about ILL).

 

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided to faculty, staff and students to supplement the Library's collection.  You can request materials (books, articles, etc.) from other libraries around the world with this service.  Simply fill out the form after logging into the ILLIAD system to request an item.

This is a different service from Get This, which will request materials available on the Ann Arbor campus.

 

What is Peer Review?

Peer review is the process in which a scholar's work is reviewed by experts in a field before being accepted for publication (in the case of journals).  Many people give more credence to journal articles that have gone through a peer review process because they have been reviewed by experts in the field (rather than just an editor as is the case of a newspaper or magazine) before being accepted for publication. 

 

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Anthropology Databases to Start With

Hover your mouse over the name of the resource to see how to search for only anthropology articles within that resource.

Other Anthropology Related Databases

  • Annual Review of Anthropology
    The Annual Review of Anthropology, in publication since 1972, covers significant developments in the subfields of Anthropology, including archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics and communicative practices, regional studies and international anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology.
  • Dissertations & Theses
    Indexing & authors' abstracts for 90% of doctoral dissertations and some masters theses accepted each year in North America, plus thousands more from around the world. Includes free full-text (in PDF) to all U-M and CIC/Big Ten Universities' dissertations (the 11 members of the Big Ten athletic conference, plus the University of Chicago & the University of Illinois at Chicago) filed since 1997, and abstracts written by the authors for all dissertations from 1980 to present. Also includes an index of theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    1990-present. Interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) full text database of newspapers, magazines, & journals from ethnic, minority, & native presses.

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