AN 302 - Culture and Human Sexuality
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. 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 many electronic databases, 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 begin your research in a general database, such as:
- Academic OneFile - A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles from more than 8,000 journals with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects; intended primarily for academic researchers. It also contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content to 1995.
- CQ Researcher - Complete source for in-depth, analytical reporting on the most current and controversial issues of the day.
- Expanded Academic ASAP - Research in all academic disciplines.
- JSTOR - Central repository of back issues of journal literature
- Proquest Research Library - From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
- Wilson OmniFile Full-text - Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition is a multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content - indexing, abstracts, and full text - from six of Wilson's full-text databases: Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Wilson Business Full Text.
You may also want to try more subject-specific databases, such as:
in Anthropology - Covers a broad spectrum of significant,
current anthropological topics from a vast number of periodicals
- Contemporary Women's Issues - Development, pay equity, education, politics, family life, reproductive rights, gender equity, sociology, health, violence and exploitation, human rights, legal status, the workplace, lesbian concerns.
- Handbook of Latin American Studies - Over 300,000 bibliographic entries. Citations only.
Archive and PAIS
International - Databases chronicling global public policy
and social issues
- ProQuest Nursing Journals - Over 280 sources. Fulltext.
- Social Sciences Full-text - Full text, citations and abstracts. 1983 to present.
- Sociology: A Sage Full-Text Collection - It covers such subjects as Childhood, Contemporary Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Consumer Culture, Classical Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Leisure Studies, Social Theory, Sociology of Sport, and Sociology of Work and Employment (Labor Studies).
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
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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
- The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (Mabee Reference HQ 21 .I68 1997)
- World Factbook. 2006. (Mabee
Reference HA154 .W6)
- CultureGrams world edition 2006. (Mabee
Reference GT150 .C85 2006)
- Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. 2003. (Mabee
Reference GT 2850 .E53)
- Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology (Mabee Reference GN 307 .E52 1996)
- Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Mabee Reference GN 307 .E525)
- Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (Mabee Reference GN 333 .W67 1998)
- Encyclopedia of World Cultures (Mabee Reference GN 550 .E53 1991)
- Encyclopedia of Women and Gender (Mabee Reference HQ 1115 .E43 2001)
- Youth, Education, and Sexualities: an International Encyclopedia (Mabee Reference LC 192.6 .Y68 2005)
- Human Sexuality: an Encyclopedia (Mabee Reference HQ 9 .H846 1994)
- International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family (Mabee Reference HQ 9 .E52 2003)
- Statistical Handbook on the American Family (Mabee Reference HQ 536 .S727 1992)
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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