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NEW eHRAF World Cultures Anthropology Database!
Archaeology - eHRAF
"eHRAF Archaeology focuses on in-depth descriptive documents of archaeological traditions from around the world. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords." -eHRAF
Articles come from a variety of sources including newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals.
Articles are useful because...
1. They are current
2. They cover very specific aspects of a particular topic
3. Articles from scholarly journals provide current research for very specific topics, and are peer-reviewed
You can use the following suggested article databases to find articles from magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, and trade journals. You can also limit results to peer-reviewed or scholarly articles.
Studies in anthropology are multidisciplinary so you may need to look in other types of databases for sources, depending on your selected topic. See all Magazine, Newspaper, and Journal Article databases.
Academic Search Premier
Covers all disciplines; mostly scholarly journals
CountryWatch is an information provider for corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals needing up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.
Latin America & the Caribbean World Scholar
Rich collection of primary source documents about Latin America & the Caribbean; academic journals and news feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video; and more.
Popular magazines, scholarly journals, and more
Modern World History
Browse by region (the Americas, Africa, etc.) eras, videos, and more!
A mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics.
Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press Collection
150 years of regionally published newspapers documenting the voice of Mexican and Mexican American communities. Newspapers were published in Tucson, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonora, Mexico from the mid-1800s to the 1970s.
Search for books, articles, and videos all from one search box using
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.
What are Peer-Reviewed Articles?
Does your instructor require you to use scholarly, or peer-reviewed articles? Watch the video below from Vanderbuilt University to find out what peer-reviewed articles are.