Colby’s Library maintains many research databases where you can find articles on anthropological topics. When starting a research project, be sure to use several different databases and to use a range of  keywords that will help you capture as many different sources as possible related to your topic.

Don’t forget that Colby’s librarians are always ready to help you develop a research strategy for finding sources on a particular topic. The library also maintains a guide to Anthropological research and resources at Colby.

Because so much anthropology research is interdisciplinary in scope, it is often best to start your research with a broad ranging database such as:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Scopus

or a database that focuses on the broader subject or geographical area of your topic.

There are two databases dedicated to Anthropology journals and related publications:

  • AnthroSource
  • AnthropologyPlus

Neither of these is comprehensive, so it is critically important to search for materials in a variety of databases including these but not limiting yourself to them alone.