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Anthropology Research Guide: Get Articles

Where to Search for Articles in Anthropology

Start looking for anthropology articles in Anthropology Plus and AnthroSource.

Look for book chapters in Web of Science and Scopus.

Project MUSE and JSTOR can be useful for cultural anthropology, and PubMed for medical anthropology.

Or, see our full list of anthropology databases, archeology databases, and medical anthropology databases.


Pro tip! When you find a good article, click UC e-links to get the online PDF. If Berkeley doesn't have that journal, use "interlibrary loan" to request that we buy it from another library.

Also! If you find a great article, find its references in our Citation Linker... or search for the title in Google Scholar Free or open access and click "cited by" to see newer articles that build on the one you found!

Google Scholar and UC e-links

  1. Set up your proxy server access by following the directions at http://proxy.lib.berkeley.edu/. When you get to a point where you are accessing resources that the Library pays for, you will be prompted for your CalNet ID and password.
  2. Change your “Scholar Preferences.” Access these by clicking on the link next to the search box. 
  3. In search box next to "Library Links," type in University of California Berkeley and click on “Find Library”
  4. Check box next to "University of California Berkeley - UC-eLinks
  5. Click on "Save Preferences" at bottom of page

Particularly useful journals

Annual Review of Anthropology UCB access only summarize the current literature on a topic like cognitive anthropology, the anthropology of money, or social networks. Start here before your literature review to learn which articles to cite.

Abstracts in Anthropology UCB access only gives a short summary of recent articles.

Reviews in Anthropology UCB access only discuss a particular theme ("human-dog relationships") by comparing several recent books.

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