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Anthropology : Find Articles/Journals/Books

Online Reference Sources

Reference sources are good places to begin research on a topic.  Articles and entries in these publications often are written by scholars in the field and provide basic facts about a topic, as well as definitions of related terms.

Articles in reference sources can also lead to additional sources on a topic through bibliographies and other lists of recommended readings.

General Reference Sources

Locating e-Books

Locating Articles - Anthropology and Social Science Databases


Anthropology is interdisciplinary in nature. Relevant articles will be found across many areas of inquiry including the social sciences, sciences, arts, and humanities.

Search here for a specific journal title or to see a list of anthropology and sociology journals (print and electronic) held by the library. You may also browse journals by subject through this link.

Selected Web Resoucres

Selected Journals

Our Reference Librarian

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Rebecca Johnston
Louis Jefferson Long Library, Room 200A
Wells College
Aurora, NY

Request Materials via Interlibrary Loan

Long Library is full of physical books that can provide insight and depth for your research project. Search our catalog using the link below.

If we don't have the book you need on our shelves, you can submit a request for it through Interlibrary Loan. Simply search for the book in our catalog, sign in using your Wells SSO credentials, and click "Resource Sharing." Once you click "submit" under the brief form that autogenerates, we'll process your request and work on getting the book or article to you as quickly as possible. 

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