The core databases for this discipline are Anthropology Plus and AnthroSource.
For assistance, contact research specialist Jody Caldwell,, x3481.

Name Description Guide
AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature

A specialized database focusing on Archaeology, art, material culture, technology and artifacts, and conservation. (Free website; Requires free registration.)

America, History and Life

Journal articles, dissertations and books published since 1964 on US and Canadian history; with abstracts.

Anthropology Plus

Articles and essays on anthropology, archaeology, art history, demography, economics, psychology, and religious studies.


Full text of 33 anthropological journals published by the American Anthropological Association.

Encyclopedia of Religion

Major reference work in religion and related subjects.

Historical Abstracts

Index of journal articles, books and dissertations on world history, excluding US and Canadian history, since 1450.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Encyclopedia covering Latino and Latina experiences in the United States.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

Encyclopedia covering “Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America.”

SAGE Reference Online

A collection of over 300 encyclopedias and handbooks covering a wide array of topics in the humanities and social sciences.

Social Science Citation Index

ISI’s Social Science Citation Index covers more than 1,725 journals across 50 disciplines, 1992-present.


Comprehensive index of journals, books, conference papers, and other content related to sociology and all sub-disciplines

Women’s Studies International

Indexes publications in women’s studies and related fields, 1972-present. Journals, news sources, web pages, dissertations, books and book chapters are included

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Indexes the international literature in political science and related fields, such as law and public policy, from 1975 onward.

Web Sites

The core databases for this discipline are Anthropology Plus and AnthroSource.
For assistance, contact research specialist Jody Caldwell,, x3481.

  • AAA Style Guide

    Style guide for Anthropology. (PDF)

  • AMNH DSpace Digital Repository

    Search for full text PDFs of results of laboratory investigations and fieldwork conducted by museum scientists and their colleagues in the areas of zoological systematics, paleontology, geology, evolution, and anthropology going back to the 1880s.

  • Anthropology – Academic Info

    Extensive listing of sites related to cultural, physical and biological anthropology, as well as archaeology, linguistics and evolution.

  • Anthropology Tutorials

    Palomar College’s introductory guide to cultural and biological anthropology.

  • Archaelogy Data Service

    ArchSearch searches over a million archaeology records; Archives searches journals (including vols 1-50 of Medieval Archaeology full text), grey literature, websites, etc.; and under Teaching and Learning you can find items such as the Archaeology Image Data Bank.

  • County and City Data Books

    This resource provides access to the 1944 through 2000 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets (subsets only available for 1988-2000).

  • Digital Library of Appalachia

    The Digital Library of Appalachia provides online access to archival and historical materials related to “the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region.”

  • Doris Duke Collection

    “Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History online provides access to typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes.”

  • Searching Anthropological Literature and Anthropology Plus in FirstSearch

    From Tozzer Library at Harvard, the originator of Anthropological Literature, a quide to searching. (Ignore the “Accessing” directions!)

  • Writing in College – A Short Guide to College Writing

    From the University of Chicago