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Anthropology: Academic Articles

Resources in Anthropology and interdisciplinary areas to start your research

Academic Article Databases

Anthropology Plus
Combines Anthropological Literature from Harvard, and the Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. The index offers coverage of all core journals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals. Coverage is from the late 19th century to the present.


Current issues of the American Anthropological Association's journals and bulletins, as well as archived issues of all the AAA's journals, newsletters and bulletins.


Cross-disciplinary coverage across the social sciences, focused on : anthropology, economics, political science and sociology. 3 million+ bibliographic references to journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters  back to 1951. Broad coverage of international material, incorporating over 100 languages and countries. 


Web of Science
Covering the journal literature of most disciplines. Indexes major journals with all cited references. Combines the following citation databases: Science Citation Index Expanded; Social Sciences Citation Index; Arts & Humanities Citation Index; Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, history, economics, political science, demography, and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Journal STORage. The current 3-5 years of content is not usually available.   


Project MUSE
Full-text versions of peer-reviewed journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, as well as thousands of ebooks, with emphasis on humanities and social sciences.


Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
For PhD students and Faculty, SSRN now has an Anthropology & Archaeology Research Network (AARN). Subscribe to its eJournals for new working papers by other scholars. 

Sociological Abstracts
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Coverage is from 1952 to the present, and includes journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.


Global Commodities
This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.

Women's Studies International
Covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Includes  871,000+ records from early 1970's. Supports the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.


Dating back to 1970's, it is a repository of historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgender community and the changes in gender roles.  Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government and special reports.


Communication Abstracts
A comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a world-wide scale. Containing over 244,000 records, it covers major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create research and reference resource that encompasses the breadth of communication discipline.


Family & Society Studies Worldwide
1.6 million+ records of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development, and Social Welfare, from 1970 to the present. Provides citations in social work, social science and family practice. Includes journals, conference papers, books, government reports, discussion and working papers, statistical documents, theses, and dissertations.


Provides access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. Includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

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Featured Journal Titles in General Anthropology

Annual Review of Anthropology
Meta analysis articles covering significant developments all subfields of anthropology.

Abstracts in Anthropology
Abstracts that provide a thorough coverage of anthropological scholarship in all its subfields.

Anthropological Theory
A forum for new insights into theoretical issues in anthropology and more broadly, social theory.


Anthropological Quarterly
Articles in ethnography and anthropological theory.


Current Anthropology
Research encompassing the full range of anthropological scholarship on human cultures, and on the human and other primate species. 



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