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SOAN 262: Anthropology of Health and Illness

For Professor Pamela Feldman Savelsberg - Winter 2020

Interpreting "Find It" Results (2020)

Scholarly journals are going to be found, in most cases, either online or in print.

Searching Catalyst and using the Find It button are the best ways to determine what kind of subscription the library has and how to get your hands (or eyes, as the case may be) on it.

Find It Button

Following are explanations of the different results you'll get using the Find It button.


Instant Electronic Access

When you click the "Find It!" button, you will be taken to a record for the article in Catalyst. That record will tell you whether this is available electronically, in print, both, or neither. If it is available, you will see a message "Online Access" near the top of the page.

Screenshot example of a Catalyst screen showing an article with online access

Scrolling down will show you the electronic options for that article...

Screenshot example of a Catalyst list of online access options for an article

Follow a link and you'll be taken to the article.


Print Journals

If the library subscribes in print, you need to find the call number for the journal in Catalyst. Then go to the moving stacks on the 3rd floor of the library where the journals are. Catalyst shows the call number so you know where to find it on 3rd Libe.

Screenshot example of Catalyst page showing print holdings of a journal

If the print copy is only at St. Olaf, log in to Catalyst, then click the St. Olaf Library entry to expand it. Find the issue you need, then click the Request link to have the journal sent over to Carleton, where you can pick it up at the Circulation Desk.

Screenshot example of a Catalyst record for a print journal at St. Olaf



Carleton Doesn't Subscribe

If Carleton doesn't subscribe to the journal for the issue you need, make a request through Interlibrary Loan.

Screenshot example of Catalyst article that might need to be requested from ILL

Screenshot example of Catalyst signal to request via ILL



Journals Indexed in AnthroLit

You can discover articles published in the following journals by searching the index Anthropological Literature.

Journals Indexed Elsewhere

Journals in JSTOR and Project Muse


Full text articles may be found in JSTOR and Project Muse by:

  • Searching for your topic by keywords, or
  • using Browse to find issues of a journal


Screen capture of JSTOR


Anthropology Journals in JSTOR (see the full list of anthropology journals here). Current 3-5 years not available in JSTOR; search the Journals List for current years or request through InterLibrary Loan:

  • American Anthropologist
  • Transactions of the Anthropological Society of Washington
  • American Antiquity
  • American Ethnologist
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
  • Biennial Review of Anthropology
  • Anthropology Today
  • RAIN
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Current Anthropology
  • Yearbook of Anthropology
  • Ethnohistory
  • Ethos
  • Journal of American Folklore
  • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
  • Man
  • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Medical Anthropology Quarterly
  • Medical Anthropology Newsletter
  • Proceedings of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Sociology Journals in JSTOR (current 3-5 years not available; search in Catalyst) include:

  • Contemporary Sociology
  • Journal of Health and Social Behavior
  • Journal of Health and Human Behavior

Project Muse
Only recent years are included; a few titles include:

  • Anthropological Quarterly
  • Human Biology