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Anthropology: Anthropology JP Research Quick Guide

Quick Guide for Junior Paper Research

LIBRARY RESEARCH METHODS IN BRIEF
 
  • KEYWORD search to find relevant or interesting sources
  • SORT by most recent DATE first
  • Look for recent SCHOLARLY books and articles
  • Look for SUBJECT terms of interest; click on or search those
  • READ or SKIM abstracts, ToC, introductions, and bibliographies
  • Find relevant sources CITED within sources and read or skim them
  • Look for the scholarly conversation
  • REPEAT for every topic
 
Anthropology Databases
 
Anthropology Research Guide
 
SEARCHING FOR SOURCES
 
Books (Anthropology books are at call#: GN
 
Articles and Reviews
 
MANAGING SOURCES
  • AAA Style Guide
  • Zotero (Download bibliographic management program & browser connector, create account)
  • Google Drive (download it, store everything in the cloud)
  • Textfixer (removes line-breaks in PDFs) 
 
USING THE LIBRARY OFF CAMPUS