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Key resources for anthropology.
Databases are your key to finding scholarly, peer-reviewed articles in the field of anthropology and other related academic disciplines. They are also a good place to find book reviews.

Key Databases for Anthropology

Browse more than 400 databases on our Databases A to Z list. Narrow down by choosing a subject, such as Anthropology, or Health & Medicine.

Additional Databases to Try

Depending on your topic, it can be worthwhile to search in databases from academic disciplines such as sociology, medicine, religion, and women's/gender studies. Think about who else might be studying your topic, and then choose a database that contains scholarship from that discipline.  A few suggestions are below; you can find the full list of Brandeis's 400+ databases, grouped by subject/discipline, at Databases A-Z.

Google Scholar

Use the "Cited by" link that appears under a search result in Google Scholar to find articles and books that have cited the source in the result. This is a great way to get a sense of the conversation happening among scholars on your topic!

Shows a search result from Google Scholar with the "Cited by" link highlighted

Connect Google Scholar to Brandeis Library

Set up "Library Links" in Google Scholar to connect to full text of articles through Brandeis Library.

Screenshot of Google Scholar settings page. Follow steps below.

1. Go to Google Scholar and click on "Settings" in the menu bar.

2. Click on "Library Links."

3. Type "Brandeis" into the search bar.

4. Select "Brandeis University - GetIt @ Brandeis!"

5. Click "Save."