Anthropology 002 Research Guide

Anthropology 002 Research Guide

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The Basics

Everything starts at the UCR Library Home Page


1. Good for getting background Information and a general understanding
2. Go to Scotty (UCR only) or Melvyl (all UC) type in your keywords and get the call number



1. If you need to find a journal, rather than the articles in it, use MELVYl or Scotty
2. Enter the journal title, such as Current Anthropology, into the title or journal title search box (remember, not the article title)
3. Current print journals can be found by browsing, alphabetically, in the current periodicals area.

Journal articles 

1. Good for current and/or specific information
2. Click on Databases by subject then your subject: Anthropology (Library jargon alert: databases are collections of articles, a.k.a. article indexes)
3. Select a database
4. Enter keywords
5. Follow UC e-Links to the articles or write down the call numberjournal title, article titlevolume, issue number and pages. Use a map to find the call number in the Rivera Library. 
6. PrimateLit does not automatically have UC e-links, so you have to click on the find-it link and choose UCR.

Anthropology Plus All areas of anthropology and archaeology.  Late 1800's-.
AnthroSource Full-text Electronic archive of journals published by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) through 2006, and access to current issues of 15 journals.
eHRAF Collection of Ethnography Primary ethnographic sources; full-text 1949-present
eHRAF Collection of Archaeology Access to archaeological materials for comparative studies within and across regions; full-text 1949-present
PrimateLit Index of scientific literature on non-human primates
Web of Science This is a general database for all subjects.  It contains only journal articles, and for the most part scholarly, peer-revied journal articles. 

Finding your way around Rivera

Current periodicals are in the 1st floor 
D's and GN's are on the 2nd floor

Last modified: 1/4/2013 11:44 AM by A. Frenkel

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