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Anthropology Research Guide: 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 are useful for cultural anthropology, and PubMed for medical anthropology.

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

Pro tip! When you find a good article, click  to get a PDF. If Berkeley doesn't have it, use "interlibrary loan" to request it.

Also! If you find a great article, search for the title in Google Scholar Free or open access and click "cited by" to see newer articles that cite it! 

Tips for finding specific articles online

1. Use our library VPN to read articles from off-campus.  

2. Search for an article title, in quotes, on our library homepage.

3. Search for the title, in quotes, on Google Scholar, and download PDFs posted online.

4. Request digital articles from Interlibrary Loan, and we'll try to get them from another library.

5. Contact your librarian for more help! 

Particularly useful journals

Annual Review of Anthropology UCB access only highlights key literature on broad topics like cognitive anthropology, the anthropology of money, or social networks. Start here to build a good literature review. 

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

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

How to stay current on new articles

​Use Browzine to keep up with the latest articles in your area: 
BrowzineLogin to the website or iPad app while on campus to set up an account. Create a "bookshelf" of your favorite journals, get notified of new articles, and download them to read later! See our guide for more.

Set up Google Scholar Alerts to see when Google finds a new academic article in your area. You'll want to come up with very specific terms, as they find a lot.