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Anthropology: ANTH 110 (AH)

Finding Articles for your Research

Define your research topic or question, for example:
 
What is the impact of sustainability on cultural survival?

OneSearch on campus or off-campus w/ library card

Search most of Skyline Library's article databases and book catalog to find a wide range of articles (and other documents) from academic journals, popular magazines, reference sources, e-books & other sources plus print books available in the library.

Click on the link above to open a new database window.

To search for more than one "concept", click on Advanced Search below the Search box (in the database window)

  • In the first search box, type the search word(s) for the first concept related to your topic. - Type an OR between synonymous words for the same concept,
    e.g. "cultural survival" OR "indigenous rights" OR "native rights" .

    - Use an *  to search for multiple words from the same root.
    - Use quote marks (“ ”) around search phrases (multiple words that should be searched together), e.g. "cultural survival"
  • In the next search box, type the search word(s) for the next concept related to your topic,
    e.g. sustainab* OR renewable OR maintainable OR green

    - Type an OR between synonymous words for the same concept.
    - Use an * to search for multiple words from the same root, e.g. sustainab* will find articles with the words: sustainable OR sustainability.
    - Use quote marks (“ ”) around search phrases (multiple words that should be searched together)
  • Click the “Search” button to begin a search.
  • When the results page is displayed, click on an article title to see detailed information and a summary of the article.
  • To see the full-text of an article, click on PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text at the left of the detailed information page.
  • Once you find one article specifically on your topic, click on any relevant subject headings (near the top of the article page) to find more articles on that topic.
  • To find research studies: Look for articles in scholarly journals that include the following sections:
    • Literature review: unlabelled introductory section that discusses previous research on the same topic
    • Method(s) (may include "Procedure", "Participants", "Measures", etc.) - always labeled
    • Results - always labeled
    • Discussion - always labeled
  • To print or e-mail an article, click on the print or e-mail buttons at the right of the article.