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Anthropology & Archaeology

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Search in the following databases to find scholarly articles in anthropology: 

  • Anthropology Plus
    • Find journal articles and reports from 19th century to the present in anthropology/archaeology and related interdisciplinary fields.
  • Anthrosource
    • Citations for articles in journals of the American Anthropological Association.

Google Scholar, JSTOR, and Scopus, although they are multidisciplinary databases, are other good places to find scholarly articles in anthropology. To access the full-text of articles in Google Scholar, follow these steps (you only have to do this once):

  1. Sign into Google Scholar with your NetID.
  2. Select the three-lined menu in the upper left-hand corner.
  3. Select Settings -> Library links
  4. Type "University of Arizona" into the search box.
  5. Check the boxes next to "University of Arizona - Full-Text@UofA Libraries" and UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA - ProQuest Fulltext.
  6. Select Save.


  • 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.