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A LibGuide for Anthropological Research
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Welcome to Anthropology

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Anthropology is the study of humankind to better understand how we develop and interact as cultures and societies.

Search the Core Anthropology Databases

  • AnthroSource
    Find full-text anthropological journals and articles, including latest issues.
  • ProQuest Social Science Journals
    Definitive resource for those who need access to a variety of social science and anthropology articles.
  • Oxford Bibliographies - Anthropology
    Featuring topical anthropological content, in a high-level encyclopedia alternative to Wikipedia with annotated bibliography and recommended readings directly searchable in Google Books, WorldCat and the VU Catalog.
  • World Cultures
    A cross-cultural database for comparative anthropology and cultural studies from Yale University

Search General Databases

  • American Memory
    A digital record and collection of American history and creativity.
  • Biography in Context
    Search biographies of anthropologists, including related articles and literature.
  • Country Watch  
    Reports on countries around the world.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    Provides access to full-text journals and articles.
  • Ebrary Ebooks  
    800 full-text electronic books specifically in Anthropology.
  • EBSCO Academic Search Premier
    "The world's largest scholarly, multi-discipline full text database."
  • Haithi Trust
    Pre-set search for cultural anthropology digitized books from 2000-2009. Digitized copies free and available.
    Look for some Anthropology articles in JSTOR by checking the box under "Narrow by discipline" (e.g. linguistics).
  • OmniFile Full-Text
    OmniFile Full Text covers core subjects, including applied sciences, humanities, law, social sciences and technology.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    Provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer
  • Women and Social Movements
    Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000.


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