Search in the following databases to find scholarly anthropological literature:
- Anthropology Plus
- Find journal articles and reports from 19th century to the present in anthropology/archaeology and related interdisciplinary fields.
- Citations for articles in journals of the American Anthropological Association.
Google Scholar and JSTOR, although they are multidisciplinary databases, are other good places to find scholarly articles in anthropology.
- Don't forget to put and in between your search terms, and use quotation marks when you want to search for two words together.
- If the article seems too narrow, or too technical, read the abstract, introduction, or conclusion to get a good contextual overview of the topic.
- Another place to search is directly in the scholarly journal themselves. Try looking in the Annual Review of Anthropology, or Journal of Archaeological Science, for example.