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Introduction

AnthroSource provides indexing and full text access to current issues and back volumes for several peer-reviewed journals and all of the recent issues of the American Anthropological Association's (AAA) newsletters and bulletins. The peer-reviewed journals include these major anthropology titles: the American Anthropologist, the American Ethnologist, the journal Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and the Medical Anthropology Quarterly. The other journals, bulletins, and newsletters are these (peer-reviewed titles are in bold): Anthropology & Humanism, Anthropology News, Anthropology of Consciousness, Anthropology of Work Review, Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, Bulletin of the National Association of Student Anthropologists, Central Issues in Anthropology, City & Society, CSAS Bulletin Central States Anthropological Society, Cultural Anthropology, Culture & Agriculture, El Mensajero, Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings, Ethos, General Anthropology Bulletin of the General Anthropology Division, Journal of Latin American Anthropology, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, Museum Anthropology, National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin, North American Dialogue, Nutritional Anthropology, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, SOLGAN (Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists Newsletter), Teaching Anthropology: Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges Notes, Transforming Anthropology, Visual Anthropology Review, and Voices. There is access to the online full text back volumes housed in JSTOR for some of these journals back to 1888.

AnthroSource says that it is "more than a content collection. It is an evolving, interactive repository of research and communications tools designed to bring the most credible and relevant of anthropological scholarship together in one place and to support a strong community of scholars, teachers, and students in the field."
Access to AnthroSource is available to current UT Arlington faculty & students via this web addresses:

libguides.uta.edu/az.php

Searching

The truncation symbol in AnthroSource is an asterisk (*), and can be used to find variant spellings. For example, the command LABO* will search for both LABOR, LABOUR, laborer, laborers, laborite, or laboratory. Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information are AND and OR. The AND is used to connect two different concepts and the OR is best used between concepts that are synonymous. It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression that contains an OR.

Here is an example to illustrate some of these points:

(food* OR eat* or feast*) AND (wom* or girl*)

This should find the terms "food," "foods," or "foodie" with terms "woman," "womans," "women," "womens," "girl," or "girls." This might be a useful search for someone researching gender issues in relation to eating, feasting, and food usage.


John James Dillard, MA, MS
Social Work and Social Sciences Librarian
dillard@uta.edu
libraries.uta.edu/dillard


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