- Citing your sources (also called referencing) is an essential part of your academic work and is explained fully on our library referencing webpage.
- The Library also has a printed guide to citing your references using the Harvard (Author-Date) system, available as a word file or PDF.
- Cite Them Right Online shows you how to reference a wide range of sources (books, journal articles, web sites) using exactly the same Harvard style used at Brookes.
- Endnote is a tool for storing and organising your references, and it will also work with Word or Pages to create a fully formatted bibliography from your reference library.
Course resource help for Anthropology
When you want to find more specialised and specific journal articles, you may want to try using a database. Searching a database will help you find journal articles (and sometimes books, book chapters, reports and other published materials) that are scholarly, academic and peer-reviewed, and suitable for your assignments and research.
Finding journals and journal articles for anthropology (pdf or word)
Web of Science
A multidisciplinary database that is particularly useful for primate conservation and related subjects. The default settings search the Web of Science Core Collection; select All Databases to include BIOSIS Citation Index (a large life sciences database). Web of Science includes links to online journal articles.
Academic Search Complete
A full-text database providing full articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, across a wide range of subjects, including anthropology and primate conservation.
IBSS - International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
IBSS covers a wide range of social science disciplines, including aspects of anthropology and primate conservation.
This specialist anthropology index lists references to journal articles in all branches of anthropology. It is possible to search for journal articles on specific places and ethnic groups.
This database provides an archive of full-text articles from a wide range of academic journals. JSTOR does not give access to issues which are less than 3-5 years old but is very useful for older journal articles
An image database, covering a broad range of subjects including art, architecture, religion, anthropology, literature, and history.
A broad based Psychology database, coverage includes abstracts of books, journal articles and dissertations. Covers material published since 1887 Contains more than 1.5 million references.
Covers a broad range of subjects including sociology, political theory, social anthropology. Covers material published since 1952. Also includes cited references for all journal articles indexed on the database since 2002.
Contains bibliographic records and sometimes links to an external website where you may, or may not, be able to get the full text of the information source through Oxford Brookes University Library subscriptions. Google Scholar does not have the advanced features of some bibliographic databases (like Web of Knowledge) but you may use the Advanced Scholar Search to restrict your results to the information sources that are most relevant to your topic.
The PubMed database contains bibliographic records for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and some other life science journals.
Books and ebooks
Find all our books and electronic books using LibrarySearch. Search and then select Book from the Search tools menu on the left. You can further limit your search to eBook if you only want electronic books. More information about our electronic books can be found on the ebooks webpage.
- Video guide to using LibrarySearch to find books
- Finding a book when you know the author/title - PDF
- Finding a book on a topic - PDF
The vast majority of modules will have a reading list, created by the module leader. Find the reading list in the top right corner of the module on Moodle, or you can search by module name or number on the reading list homepage. Reading lists are interactive: click on the online resource button to be taken straight to the ebook, webpage, article or audiovisual resource, and login to make your own notes on the readings. Why not watch our videos which will help you get the most out of your reading list?
Ethnographies: a reading list with a selection of ethnographies available in the Library
This tutorial offers practical guidance and tips on searching and evaluating the Internet effectively: Virtual Training Suite - Anthropology tutorial.
- American Anthropological Association
- American Ethnological Association
- Association of Social Anthropologists
- British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology
- Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Libraries and museums
- Oxford University libraries catalogue - SOLO (includes the Bodleian Library)
- Pitt Rivers Museum
- Royal Anthropological Institute - Anthropology Library
- British Museum
Past exam papers
- 2015-2016 onwards: these are available for download by Brookes students and staff from the Past Examination Papers collection on RADAR.
- When on RADAR, log in, then select Search, enter the module name or number and limit your search to Examination papers.
- Earlier years: Printed copies are available in the Library - at Headington (Short Loan area, Level 1), Harcourt Hill (Quick Reference) and Wheatley (Short Loan).
- Please note that some exam papers are not available because they have been prohibited from publication. In particular, there are no copies of any exam papers which contain multiple choice questions.
- Preparing for exams: a list of books and other resources to help you get ready to tackle examinations
Need help? Contact your librarian
Please get in touch if you have any queries about:
- finding information and resources for assignments
- finding online resources
- referencing your sources
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