AN 310 Advanced Topics in Anthropology

Instructor: Delaney

APA formating guide from the OWL writing lab at Purdue

What is a peer reviewed journal?

Locating scholarly and peer reviewed literature

Selecting databases

Online electronic databases such as Academic Search Premier and Academic OneFile provide access to  magazine and journal articles.  These two databases cover a broad selection of publications, some scholarly and some for a more popular audience. Both databases allow you to limit your searches to scholarly "peer reviewed" publications.

  • Use subject specific databases for more academic, in-depth research with peer review



Scholarly article example from the SocIndex database: 
Trager, K. D. (2005). Reading in the borderland: An ethnographic study of serious readers in a mega-bookstore cafe. Communication Review, 8(2), 185-236. doi:10.1080/10714420590953316.

  • Search for articles in a specific journal such as Human Organization or American Anthropologist

Use Journal Finder to locate issues and dates or search within a specific publication

the journal Human Organization is indexed in the ProQuest Social Science Journals database

the journal American Anthropologist is also indexed in the ProQuest Social Science Journals database

  • Books at SMC and at other libraries

Use the SMC catalog to locate books accessible here at Saint Michael's

Use the Worldcat database to search for books available through Interlibrary Loan from other libraries

  • Search for primary sources through the eHRAF database (Human Relations Area Files from Yale University)

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