Library Guide for Anthropology 364 (Junior Year Writing)
Good library research makes you a better writer.
Anthropology journals are great for browsing and keeping up to date.
They give you an idea of what anthropologists are writing about today (and what they wrote about in the past, if you go to the back issues).
They also give you an idea of how anthropologists write.
Click here to see many of our online anthropology journals.
Many of these journals are peer-reviewed. If you don't know what that means or why it matters, watch this video.
Databases help you efficiently find good scholarly journal articles on your chosen topic.
Tips for Databases:
Related Disciplines and Interdisciplinary
Use a citation manager, such as Zotero or RefWorks to keep track of your research.
Note: In Zotero, you can configure the equivalent of UMLinks by adding the UMass Open URL resolver in your Preferences. Go to Advanced and type http://sfxhosted.exlibrisgroup.com/umass for your resolver:online guides and webinars or Ask a Librarian.
Use your Interlibrary Loan account to:
Senior Honors theses are available in Special Collections and Archives, 25th floor. Arranged by year, by department or alphabetically by name. These cannot be checked out, but they are great for browsing and seeing how other students have written successful theses.
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