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Ethnographic Methods

Fall 2012

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-230; Ana M. Araujo (Section 01)

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Citing Sources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

Anthropological Index Online (1970 to present)

AnthroSource (1988 to present)
Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource indexes 100 years of anthropological material.

Congressional Publications
Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.

ERIC (1966 to present)
Covers research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education.

IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

PsycInfo (1887 to present)
Covers the academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, sociology, education, and other areas.

PubMed (1966 to present)
Premiere biomedical index, includes MEDLINE and links to molecular biology databases.

Social Science Journals (ProQuest)
Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Website devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities.

Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.

Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.

Web of Science (1984 to present)
Search thousands of journals across the sciences and social sciences and track cited references to locate more recent articles.

Search thousands of library catalogs for books and more.

Citing Sources

Using Zotero to manage bibliographic information
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your references. You can arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching. We recommend Zotero highly for thesis writers. It is a great all-around tool for getting your digital desk in order.