A guide to finding resources for archaeology research.
Last Updated: Oct 7, 2013
These DATABASES are most relevant for research in Archaeology. To access a complete list of article databases, go to the library articles and databases page.
Full-text database of articles dating back to the middle 1800's. Does not have current articles, but is excellent for archaeological topics. See Relevant Journal titles for a search screen example.
Has the full-text for two major archaeology journals:
Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
Journal of Archaeological Science
- Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary full text database which covers areas related to archaeology as well as anthropology.
You can search this one and Humanities Source (below) together.
- Humanities Source
- Academic OneFile
Similar to Academic Search Complete, but includes the full-text to some archaeology journals that are not available elsewhere.
It comes from a different company than many of the "Ebsco" databases you might be used to.
- To look for a phrase use “quotation marks” around your terms:
- “mesa verde” will find those words next to each other, instead of anywhere on the page.
- To look for variations of a word, or to look for the singular and plural, use the :
- archaeology will find archaeology, archaeological, 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.
- Dr. Ramsay's article in APA format
Ramsay, J. & Tepper, Y. (2010) Signs from a green desert: A preliminary examination of the archaeobotanical remains from a Byzantine dovecote near Shivta, Israel. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 19, 235-242. doi: 10.1007/s00334-010-0238-2