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Anthropology and Sociology


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FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES

These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.

  • Academic Search Premier: An multidisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
  • Issues and Controversies: Covers current social topics that inspire debate and controversy and offers information on both sides of the argument.
  • Points of View: Overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects.

FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY

 If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:

  • Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 600 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics

You also might try these print reference books for in-library use only:

CultureGrams: a four-volume set, divided by geographical region, that provides overviews of the history, demographics, and culture of countries Ref GT 150 .C86 2010
World Folklore and Folklife: a set of four volumes, organized by geographical region, that discusses the various topics and themes in folklore from around the world Ref GR 35 .G75 2006
Dictionary of Sociology: provides concise but thorough definitions of terms and concepts used in sociology Ref HM 425 .D5735 2005
Social Sciences Encyclopedia: a cross-disciplinary, two-volume set that addresses the major concepts and topics in the social sciences Ref H 41 .S63 2004
Dictionary of the Social Sciences provides definitions of more than 1,500 terms and concepts used in the social sciences Ref H 41 .D53 2002
Encyclopedia of Sociology: a five-volume set that provides overviews and summaries of concepts in sociology Ref HM 425 .E5 2000

FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY

Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.

Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History: Collections of artifacts from around the world are digitized, and field notes on the research that went into finding them are available.

Alaska Native Collections: This Smithsonian Institution site is a colorful catalog of Arctic culture.

Anthropology in the News: Provides current news stories about anthropology and recent discoveries in the field

Electronic Journal of Sociology: Presents peer-reviewed articles on sociology and maintains an archive of previously published papers

CIA World Factbook: Offers demographic and geographic statistic about countries around the world.

American FactFinder: Provides governmental data on the US population, including data sets, maps, and links to other resources

FedStats: A gateway to statistics compiled by more than 100 agencies of the federal government to provide information on the US population.
  

FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES

The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:

  • American Journal of Sociology
  • Sociology of Education
  • American Anthropologist
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
  • Journal of Rural Sociology

CITATION GUIDES:  CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY

Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:

Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.

FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES

Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!

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Published Mar 11, 2013 (Updated Apr 25, 2014)


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