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Anthropology Research Guide: Finding Articles & More

Helpful resources for anthropology research projects

Off-Campus Access to Databases

To access any database in this Research Guide from off campus, you will need your myMCC login. You may find your myMCC login at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC. Click on "Password Reset/Find Username."  

Database Content

The databases on this page contain primarily articles from periodicals (although some databases contain other information formats as well).  Types of peridicals include:

Journal Articles:  Contain research being done on a topic (probably the best source but sometimes too technical for beginning anthropology students)

Magazine & Newspaper Articles:  Often cover for the general public the research that was presented in the journals (info is not as high quality as journals, but can help beginning students understand the journal articles)

For material in books (physical and electronic), click on the Books tab above.

Article Databases

Databases of electronic reference books are listed under the Books tab above.

Research Tip: Free Web vs. Fee Web

The Free Web is made up of web pages you can find using Google and other Free web search engines. Some assignments do not allow free web resources. Good material may be found here, but also a lot of information that may be inappropriate for academic writing.  Evaluate carefully!

The Fee Web (also known as the Hidden, Invisible, or Deep Web) includes subscription databases. You'll usually find better information here--including those scholarly and peer-reviewed articles often required--since most database content went through a more rigorous publication process.

Selecting and Using Keywords Video (3:50)

keyword with magnifying glass over research

Joshua Vossler's video "Selecting and Using Keywords"

Research Tip: If you were researching the topic "videogame violence" as discussed in the video above, you could also use a great and reliable site such as this: https://www.statista.com/topics/868/video-games/  (Video Game Industry: Statistics & Facts | Statista)