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Looking for Articles

Search these online indexes for journals featuring articles about your topic.

Usually, it's helpful to start a search experimenting with lots of different keywords about your topic.  Then, narrow your search once you have learned the distinct, precise subject headings each database uses.

Bibliographic Databases

Databases, indexes and abstracts give you an organized entry point into periodical literature. Carleton does not own every journal title indexed in the electronic databases the library offers. Check Catalyst (the library's catalog) to see if we own the journal title you are looking for. If we don't, take advantage of our Interlibrary Loan Services.

Core Bibliographic Databases

Use these disciplinary indexes to literature in the field of anthropology and the broader social sciences as your core search tools.  Then use the more specialized indexes in the next section to home in on more focused collections of literature.


Citing a Document from eHRAF

*Citing a document from eHRAF:

Buffalohead, Priscilla K.
1983 Farmers, Warriors, Traders: A Fresh Look at Ojibway Women. Minnesota History 48(6): 236-244. As seen in the eHRAF Collection of Ethnography on the Web, 3/10/09.
Vecsey, Christopher
1983 Traditional Ojibwa Religion and its Historical Changes. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. As seen in the eHRAF Collection of Ethnography on the Web, 3/13/09.

For more help with citation style, see the SOAN Department Citation Guide or the AAA Style Guide.

Specialized Bibliographic Databases

Use specialized indexes to search more focused collections of literature.  There are more options on the electronic resources page.  Ask a librarian for assistance finding those most appropriate for your topic.