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Online search engine by Google specializing in academic and research information. Google Scholar also links to full-text content owned by SMU library when searched on campus or from this link. Often the most useful global search for Anthropology. Adding keywords like "ethnography" or "culture" to search can improve results.
Academic Search Complete
Use this database to get a variety of resources and viewpoints on your topic.
Covers many areas of academic study including anthropology, archaeology, ethnic & multicultural studies.
Includes peer-reviewed articles, images, news, books, interviews, video and more.
Web of Science
Provides access to resources in science, social science and humanities. Very helpful for interdisciplinary research and finding connected articles (citation tracking).
This is the access point to all of the American Anthropological Association's journals and bulletins. Use for interdisciplinary research in the sub-disciplines of anthropology and to keep up with issues in the field.
Peer-reviewed journal articles from the early 19th century to today in all of the anthropology subfields. Excellent for interdisciplinary research. British emphasis.
eHRAF World Cultures
Contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life.
Access scholarly journals on a wide variety of topics. Good resource for historical context in social science and humanities research.
Also a good resource if text-mining is part of your research.
Includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals.
Research Help by Topic
21st Century Anthropology
Covers the key fields of anthropology Includes: applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.
Oxford Bibliographies: Anthropology
Offers exclusive, authoritative research guides that combine the features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. Entries highlight old and new terms including classic terms within the field and relatively new ones that are still gaining public acceptance putting new concepts in conversation with older ones and providing a complete overview of the discipline's intellectual trajectory.
Annual Review of Anthropology
Covers significant developments in the subfields of anthropology. Excellent for discovering topics of interest and getting an overview of the current research.