Resources for finding articles and books about anthropology, archaeology, culture, and other ethnic resources.
Last Updated: Feb 6, 2014
Full-text database of articles dating back to the middle 1800's. Does not have current articles, but is excellent for anthropology topics.
See the box below for relevant journal titles and a sample search screen.
- Academic Search Complete
Coverage from all areas of anthropology, including many peer-reviewed anthropology and other social sciences journals.
- Ethnic Newswatch
Provides “additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.”
Limit to scholarly articles to avoid “popular” magazines and newspapers.
Journals, magazines and newspapers on a wide range of gender and gay and lesbian issues.
A good resource for newspaper articles from around the world. Helpful when looking for news reporting of native peoples etc.
These two databases might work if you need the history of a civilization or more in-depth coverage of a culture.
- America: History & Life
Indexes articles for U.S. and Canadian history.
Links to full-text articles IF available from the Drake library, otherwise use Interlibrary Loan.
- Historical Abstracts
Indexes articles and books on history, excluding the U.S. and Canada.
Links to full-text articles IF available; otherwise use interlibrary loan.
An example of a search in JSTOR for ethnography and Amish and Modernization, limited to Anthropology journals only. Scroll all the way down to see the full example.