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ANT 112 - Downtown (Moses) Exploring Non-Western Cultures: MegaSearch: Find Articles!

MegaSearch: 50+ library databases (plus books and videos).

Find academic journal articles (and more) on a culture, focusing on a theme.

Open MegaSearch (it opens in Advanced Search mode).

  • In the Disciplines box (below the search boxes), checkmark Anthropology.
  • Enter your main topic in the top box. Example: Maasai
  • Focus your search. Add another concept in the 2nd box. Example: gender
  • Optional: Limit your search to academic journals: In the left column, click Scholarly Journals (peer reviewed)
  • Email the article to yourself.
    • Open the full record
    • Click the Email icon, at right (looks like an envelope)
    • An MLA citation is included by default.

Scholarly vs Non-Scholarly Resources

Your instructor may ask your to use only scholarly resources for your paper.  What's the difference between a scholarly or non-scholarly resource?

Scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources include books and articles published in scholarly journals and books.  These sources are reviewed by a panel of experts in that particular field, and are often published by a professional association or a university press.  These experts ensure the information published is credible before accepting it for publication.

Non-Scholarly sources include websites, magazines, newspapers, and books that undergo no expert review prior to publishing.

Check with your instructor if you plan to use any non-scholarly websites and use the CRAAP test to evaluate them.