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Finding Background Information

  • American Decades
    Location: 973.92 A512d
    Documents periods of contemporary American social history. Each volume concentrates on the social aspects of a ten-year period in American history.
  • Credo Reference
    Hundreds of dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas, including many notable titles for anthropology. Full text is linked directly in the database. Notable titles include:
    -Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology
    -Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History
    -Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology
    -The Reader's Companion to American History
    and many more...
  • Encyclopedia of Anthropology
    Over 1,000 entries that focus on topics in physical/ biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. Full text online.

Finding Books

Encompass Search finds information by searching through a massive collection of books, scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines, dissertations, conference proceedings, music, video, maps, and more. 

To find only books, use the Books limit on the left sidebar of your search results page. Many items will be in Trexler Library; note the call number and status of the item to check its location and availability. For items not in Trexler Library, use the Interlibrary Loan to request a copy from another library.

      

    Selected Books

    American Anthropology, 1921-1945: Papers from the American Anthropologist (Stocking, 2003)
    Location: 301.0973 A512a, v.2

    Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History (McGee & Warms, 1996)
    Location: Trexler Library 301.01 M145a

    Cambridge Histories Online
    Location: Online
    Full text online access to the complete 250+ volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.

    History and Theory in Anthropology (Barnard, 2000)
    Location: Trexler Library 301.01 B259h

    A History of Anthropological Theory (Erickson & Murphy, 2008)
    Location: Trexler Library 301.01 E68h

    The Rise of Anthropological Theory: A History of Theories of Culture (Harris, 2001)
    Location: Trexler Library 306 H315r, 2001

        

      Finding Articles

      ANTHROPOLOGY DATABASES

      Anthropology Plus
      Citations to scholarly journals and books in anthropology, archaeology, and related fields. Use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

      AnthroSource
      A database of mostly scholarly journal articles, as well as some books and non-scholarly articles published by the American Anthropological Association. Some full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise, search Encompass Search by journal titles to check for full text online or in the library.

      See also: JSTOR, below

      HISTORY DATABASES

      America: History and Life
      A database of scholarly journal articles, books, book chapter, book reviews, dissertations, and more in U.S. and Canadian history. Some full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

      See also: JSTOR, below

      PHILOSOPHY DATABASES

      Philosopher's Index
      Citations to scholarly journals and books in philosophy from 1940 to present.  Use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

      See also: JSTOR and Project MUSE, below

      INTERDISCIPLINARY DATABASES

      Academic Search Complete
      A database of both scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas, including political science. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

      Encompass Search
      Encompass Search finds information by searching through a massive collection of books, scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines, dissertations, conference proceedings, music, video, maps, and more. To find only articles, use the Article limit on the left sidebar of your search results page. Use the Peer-reviewed limit to narrow further to scholarly sources that have been peer-reviewed. Some full text is linked directly; otherwise, use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library. 

      JSTOR
      A database of scholarly journals for most academic disciplines. The most recent three to five years of most journals are not included. Full text is linked directly in the database.

      Project MUSE
      A database of scholarly journals for the the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Full text is linked directly in the database.

      SAGE Journals Online
      A database of scholarly journals published by Sage, providing wide coverage in all disciplines, but particularly the social sciences. Full text for articles published 1999 to the present is linked directly in the database; otherwise, search Encompass Search by journal titles to check for full text online or in the library.

          
         

        Getting the Full Text of Articles

        To get the full text of an article, consider the following options:

        - If you are in Encompass Search or a library database, look for "Check for Full Text buttons," "Access Online," or "Check eResources" buttons. These buttons will take you the full text of the article or tell you that the full text cannot be found. If the full text is not available from Trexler Library, look for buttons to request the item from another library via interlibrary loan. Or go directly to the interlibrary loan request forms.

        - If you have citation information for the article (i.e., journal title, article title, publication year, etc.), type the information about your article in Encompass Search on the library website. If the library subscribes to the full text, you will be directed to the article (see first bullet above). If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.

        - If Trexler Library does not have access to the full text of the article, search Google Scholar by article title to see if the author has made a copy freely available online. If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.

        Citing Your Sources

        • For information on why to cite your sources and how to avoid plagiarism, see the Get Started with Library Research: Cite Sources guide. 

        • American Anthropological Association Style Guide
          General guidelines, as well as reference examples.  AAA uses The Chicago Manual of Style. This guide is an outline of style rules basic to AAA style.

        • Where no rule is present in the AAA Style Guide, follow Chicago Style.  For information on Chicago style, consult the following resources:
        • The Chicago manual of style (16th ed., 2010)
          Location: Online or search library catalog by title or Ready Reference 808.027 C632m
        • Zotero
          "Free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources." Download instructions and help available on the site.
            

          Need Help with Your Research?

          Contact:

          Jen Jarson
          Social Sciences Reference Librarian
          phone: 484-664-3552
          email: jarson@muhlenberg.edu

              
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