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ANTH 303 History of Anthropology online

The intellectual history of anthropology.


JSTOR is a multidisciplinary database, giving you access to over "12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines." 

Screenshot of JSTOR database search

JSTOR is only one of over 320+ research databases and indexes available to you via the Articles & Databases tab, located on the library's homepage:

Subject search

JSTOR uses Boolean (putting AND, OR, and NOT within keywords) and phrase search (using quotes to bracket keyword search terms). 

"Full-Text searches EVERYTHING in the archive. Author limits your search to the name of an author. Item Title limits your search to titles (of books and journal/pamphlet articles) on JSTOR. Abstract searches for your terms in abstracts ONLY. Caption will search for your phrase in the captions beneath photos (this is especially relevant in art journals should you, say, be looking for a specific painting)."

From: Seminole State Library,

This class will utilize the "Advanced search" option more than the "Basic search" so you can better utilize the many options JSTOR offers. To search under subject/discipline--in this case, Anthropology--use the "Subject" menu to limit results to just journals in Anthropology.

This video goes into quick detail for "Advanced search" to limit by subject (0:52 mark):

JSTOR in a minute: Search Tips from JSTOR on Vimeo.

The "Advanced search" page offers several options to limit your search: item, date range, language, discipline, and others. You can also search by Anthropology: 

Screenshot of JSTOR database advanced search with Anthropology journals option selected