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Anthropology & Archaeology Courses


Books from local libraries:

Here are some examples of print Reference Books in our library. For a large online library of reference sources, try Credo Reference.
Search Our Library Catalog includes links to over 150,000 full-text ebooks.
Other Library Catalogsto see what's available at UNC-A and other local libraries

"Other" Books:

WorldCatsearches the collections of libraries all over the world and indexes books, audiovisuals, & archival and manuscript materials. Also the place where you can request materials that we do not own or have access to in our library.

Articles & Databases:

We only carry a handful of print journals related to archaeology:
- American Archaeology
- Archaeology
- North Carolina Archaeology
- Southeastern Archaeology

Check Journal Finder for coverage dates. In the "Advanced Search" of Journal Finder, you can also browse lists of online journals by subject, such as anthropology and archaeology.

To search for articles, try these interdisciplinary, full-text periodical databases which cover almost any subject area. There are over 25,000 full-text journal titles in these databases:
Academic Search Complete
OmniFile Full Text
Proquest Research Library
ScienceDirect
SpringerLink Journal Package

JSTOR--The Scholarly Journal Archivecontains complete backfiles of key journals covering archaeology, anthropology, and history--an incredible resource.

World History in Context a collection of reference articles, full-text articles from leading scholarly publications, an array of primary sources, images, maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and chronologic research materials for the study of world history.

AnthroSourcefrom the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings 100 years of anthropological material online, including: current issues for 15 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly; includes an electronic archive of all AAA journals.

America History & Lifea great index--abstracts only (no full text)--that covers pre-history to the present for the U.S. and Canada.

Historical Abstractscovers world history (excluding the U.S. and Canada, which are covered in America: History & Life), but only back to around 1450.

Other Possibilities:

Biological & Agricultural Indexindexes periodicals in life sciences and agricultural subjects. Index only (no full text).
BioOnebioscience research journals focusing on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.
AGRICOLAfor all things agricultural. Good for topics in early agriculture, domestication of plants/animals, etc. Index only (no full text).
Annual Reviewssee "Social Sciences," including "Anthropology".
Newspaper Source Plus Selected national and international newspapers such as the Washington Post, News & Observer, Charlotte Observer, and more.
Infotrac Newsstand access to 2,500 U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, including The New York Times from 1985 to the present.
The New York Times Historicalthe leading national newspaper, with full coverage back to 1851.

Depending on your topic, there are many other databases that could be relevant. You can see all available databases on our page of Electronic Resources (mostly in the Social Sciences subject area).

Web Sites:
Take a look at our library's selected list of archaeology and anthropology web sites.

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