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Online Indexes of Anthropological Literature and other Resources for Literature Searches

Anthropology is an inherently interdisciplinary enterprise, and many important resources for anthropological research lie outside of the discipline as it is conventionally conceived. Two resources for literature searches that are specifically designed for anthropological use are described below. Neither should be regarded as exhaustive, even for works that appear in anthropological journals, but both are excellent resources.

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  • Anthro Source
    Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings 100 years of anthropological material online to scholars and the public, with current issues for 11 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, and Cultural Anthropology.
    Link to Anthro Source
  • The Anthropological Index Online
    This is an index of current periodicals in the Anthropology Library at the British Museum (incorporating the former Royal Anthropological Institute library). It currently provides information about literature published in journals as far back as the late 1960's, but the site informs us that references as early as 1954 will be made accessible on 1 March 2001.
    Link to Anthropological Index Online
  • Anthropological Literature
    This data base provides information about articles and essays that are two pages or more in length on anthropology and archaeology, including art history, demography, economics, psychology, and religious studies. It is unusual, if not unique, in that it also indexes chapters included in edited collections. It is updated quarterly, and includes works from the late 19th century to the present. It is based on the collection housed at Harvard's Tozzer Library. It is a service to which Wheaton subscribes, so it is unavailable to those off campus unless they have the required software. The links provided below takes you to list of electronic resources provided through Wheaton's Wallace library, including Anthrolit.
    Link to Anthrolit
  • Anthropology resources from Wallace Library
    Because anthropology is an inherently interdisciplinary enterprise, most research will require reference to resources that lie outside of the discipline as it is conventionally conceived. Wheaton College's Wallace Library provides extensive and easy-to-use access to a wide array of electronic resources.
    Link to Anthropology resources from Wallace Library
    Wallace Library homepage

Website Gateways

The following sites are some of the most extensive and best-organized gateways into other sites of particular interest to anthropologists. The descriptions provided are intended to indicate the ways in which each site is distinctive, and are by no means exhaustive. This selective list is intended to provide access to a maximal number of quality resources with minimal redundancy.

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