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Research Guide

Anthropology

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Start Your Research with Library Databases!

Library databases provide access to thousands of articles and ebooks you'll need for your research. Library databases can be accessed off campus by entering your SURF ID and password. For a complete list view our Databases by Subject listing

 

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Oxford Reference is a full-text Scholarly Reference Collection, providing coverage of the full subject spectrum, ready-reference, and the resources of the Oxford Companions. Ebscohost provides access to several periodical databases. Academic Search Premier contains  full text articles from mostly academic/scholarly journals. Masterfile Premier provides more general and popular periodicals. Gale Virtual Reference Library provides background information, including facts, dates, biographies, and statistics on thousands of topics in law, politics, health, social issues, culture and much more.

Articles & Journals

Periodicals are important sources of information in your research. Library databases include articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Need more information on popular and scholarly periodicals? Check out the link Is it a Magazine or a Journal? For a list of all periodical databases, consult the Databases by Subject page.
     

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JSTOR provides full-text access to articles from over 1400 scholarly journals in a diverse array of arts, humanities, and social sciences disciplines.  CultureGrams is a reference database for exploring cultural and other reference information about countries around the world: land and climate, history, personal appearance, greetings, dating and marriage, family, diet, housing, holidays, economy, education, and health. Global Issues in Context focuses on broad issues such as war, genocide, poverty, globalization as well as specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues. 
This database includes detailed information on nations to provide a foundation for cross-cultural studies, and international periodicals and news sources that bring additional insight and currency.

Books & eBooks

The MiraCosta College Library owns copies of over 200,000 books and ebooks! To locate books in print and ebooks, use the Library Catalog . If you wish to access the ebooks from off-campus, you will need to enter your SURF ID and password. Try the Databases by Subject list for additional reference, periodical, and ebook databases.
         
Ancestors in our genome The unpredictable species American anthropology & company The use of forensic anthropology The fossil chronicles

Try Library Reference & eBooks Databases

Reference & eBook databases provide background information and in-depth research on many research topics.  Popular databases include: Gale Virtual Reference Library; Oxford Reference Online; EBSCO eBooks; Britannica Online, and Springer eBooks.
The Oxford concise dictionary of archaeology Encyclopedia of diasporas: immigrant and refugee cultures around the world Encyclopedia of evolution Handbook of paleoanthropology
       
 

Multimedia Sources

The MiraCosta College subscribes to several streaming video databases containing documentaries and educational videos. If accessing streaming databases from off-campus, you will be prompted for your SURF ID and password.
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Films On Demand provides streaming educational videos on subject areas including Archival Films & Newsreels, Social Sciences, Business, Science, Health & Medicine and more. Academic Video Online (VAST) is a multidisciplinary collection of streaming video with approximately 17,000 full-length videos in 22 disciplines.  The Media Education Foundation Collection (Kanopy) includes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.
     

Web Resources