AN 112 - Cultural Anthropology
This guide provides information on the many different
library resources available to you, some basic tips on how to do research,
and contact information if you need assistance from a librarian. Some
of this information is specific to the Mabee Library, Washburn University,
but many of the ideas and search strategies presented here apply to most
academic libraries. NOTE: Washburn
students may search many of the resources listed below from any computer
with Internet access. To access restricted resources, you will be prompted
to enter your name and WU ID number.
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Can't tell the difference? Check out this
guide that will help you identify scholarly journals.
Scholarly journals are often key resources
for academic assignments. The articles in a scholarly, academic
journal are reviewed and evaluated by experts in the field prior
to publication. This process assures the reader that the content
is reliable and timely. Use Abstracts
in Anthropology to find scholarly articles on archaeology, cultural
and physical anthropology, and linguistics.
In some electronic databases, such as ProQuest Research Library , you may limit your search to articles in peer-reviewed
on a particular topic is a three-step process:
Select an appropriate electronic
database from http://www.washburn.edu/mabee/researchTools/elec_dbs.html
. Many of our article databases include the full text, in either
HTML or PDF format. Research
guides are available for many of the electronic databases at
For your assignment, you may want to try
in Anthropology - Covers a broad spectrum of significant,
current anthropological topics from a vast number of periodicals
- Worldwide literature on geography, geology, and ecology
Archive and PAIS
International - Databases chronicling global public policy
and social issues
Studies and Planning - Covers such subjects as Anthropology,
Economic Development, Economics, Education, Environmental Science,
Regional Geography, Residential and Community Development, Social,
Spatial, and Cultural Dynamics, Sociology, Urban and Regional
Planning, Urban Culture, and Urban Geography
|If the full text isn't available,
conduct a "periodical title"
search of the library catalog to find out if we subscribe to the
journal. Sometimes the Library subscribes to both the print and electronic
versions of a journal (see
|If the journal is
not available from the Mabee Library, request a copy through Interlibrary
- Print journals are located on the 1st floor
(lower level) of the library; they are arranged in alphabetical order
by journal title (disregarding a, an, and the at the beginning
of the title). Call 670-1483 if you need assistance on the 1st floor.
- Back issues of print journals may also be located
on microfiche cards or microfilm reels. These are housed in cabinets
on the 1st floor (lower level) at the north end. There is no charge
to print from microfiche/microfilm. Call 670-1483 if you need assistance
with microfiche or microfilm.
- Electronic journals may be accessed by following
the link provided in the library catalog. Note:
Remote users will be required to enter their name and Washburn ID number.
Call 670-1483 if you have problems with remote access to electronic
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The Library's Web-based online
catalog is called ATLAS.
Use the library catalog to search for books, course reserves,
CDs, DVDs, videotapes, and journal titles (not
journal articles). You may search by title, author,
subject, a combination of author and title, or by periodical title.
Keyword searching using Boolean operators is also supported.
Access it from the Library's home page
There are books in the Reference Collection which
are good sources for current information on various countries and cultures
of the world as well as current statistical information. Here are a few
- World Factbook. 2006. (Mabee
Reference HA154 .W6)
- CultureGrams world edition 2006. (Mabee
Reference GT150 .C85 2006)
- United Nations. Statistical Office. World statistics
in brief. 2005. (Mabee Reference HA42 .U58)
- World almanac and book
of facts. 2007. (Mabee Reference AY67 .N5 W7)
- Time almanac 2007 with information please. 2006.
(Mabee Reference AY64 .I55)
- OECD in figures. 2006-2007. (Mabee
Reference HA154 .O19)
- World resources: a report by the World Resources
Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development.
2005. (Mabee Oversize HC59 .W667 upper level)
- Statesman's year-book: statistical and historical
annual of the states of the world. 2007. (Mabee
Reference JA51 .S7 2006)
- Europa world year book. 2006. (Mabee
Reference JN1 .E85)
- Commonwealth yearbook. 2006. (Mabee
Reference JN248 .C5912)
- Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. 2003. (Mabee
Reference GT 2850 .E53)
- Geo-Data: the world geographical encyclopedia.
2003. (Mabee Reference G103.5 .G36)
- World Development Report 2007: Development and
the Next Generation (Mabee Stacks HC59.7
- World Development Indicators. 2006. (Mabee Reference HC59.15 W565 2006)
Need more help? Check out this research guide on
to find books in the Mabee Library.
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Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery
If the Mabee Library does not own or have access
to a particular book or journal, you may request a copy of the article
or the book through Interlibrary
Loan; this free service normally takes 7-10 days for books
and 2-3 days for journal articles.
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What's the difference between the Library's electronic
databases and Internet sites reached by using Yahoo or Google?
Check out this research
guide for the answer. Here are several recommended sites:
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Citing Your Sources
Style manuals provide the necessary information
for documentation and style in writing research papers and reports. Check
out the research guides on the different styles if you need help citing
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