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ANT 370: Archaeological Perspectives on Urbanism

How to find background information

Use reference sources to get ideas for topics, to get background information, and to guide you to additional information.
Companion encyclopedia of archaeology. Routledge, 1999. 2 volumes.
Reference Room CC70 .C59 1999

The Oxford companion to archaeology. Oxford University Press 1996.
Reference Room CC70 .O96 1996

Encyclopedia of archaeology: history and discoveries. ABC-CLIO, c2001. 3 volumes.
Reference Room CC100 .E54 2001

International dictionary of historic places. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1994-1996.
Reference Room CC135 .I585 1995

Larousse encyclopedia of archeology. Translated from the French by Anne Ward. Crescent Books, 1987, c1983.
Reference Room CC165 .A64213 1987

The Oxford encyclopedia of archaeology in the Near East. Oxford University Press, 1997. 5 volumes.
Reference Room DS56 .O9 1997

Civilizations of the ancient Near East. Scribner, 1995.
Reference Room DS57 .C55 1995

The encyclopedia of precolonial Africa : archaeology, history, languages, cultures, and environments. AltaMira Press, c1996.
Reference Room DT2 .E53 1996

Past worlds : the Times atlas of archaeology. Hammond, 1988.
Main Library -- Atlas Area G1046.E15 P3 1988

The World atlas of archaeology. G.K. Hall, c1985.
Main Library -- Atlas Area G1046.E15 W6 1985

How to find books

Select Library Catalog from the Library web page.

How To Find Journal and Newspaper Articles

Available from the Library web page under A-to-List of Online Resources. Browse the entire list to find databases relevant to your particular topic. The databases listed below are most likely to be useful:
America: History and Life
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Covers 1964 to the present.

Anthropology Plus
Provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Covers over 2500 journals, 19th century to the present. Updated quarterly.

More than 500,000 records covering international literature on geology, geography, and ecology. Covers 1980 to present.

Historical Abstracts
Comprehensive international historical coverage (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Covers abstracts from 1954 to the present.

Connections to newspaper articles, business information, and legal resources.

PAIS International
Index to policy-oriented literature (books, journal articles and U.S. and foreign government documents). International coverage of information about political, economic and social issues and events in specific countries. Covers 1972 to the present.

Social Sciences Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering anthropology, economics, psychology, social work, sociology, and related fields. Covers 1983 to the present.

Science Citation Index (Web of Science)
Key index to articles from major journals in all areas of science and technology. Use to find other articles citing a specific article (footnotes in reverse). Covers 1991 to the present.

How to get articles and books

Search for journals owned by F&M:
Click on the Journals at F&M box on the Library web page, and then enter the name of the journal.

Full text online:
Interlibrary Loan for books and articles:
Form available from Library web page. You will need the barcode number from your ID card. Be THOROUGH in the information you provide. If you are unsure of any citation information, please indicate in "Comments" field. Also, please include source of the citation whenever possible. Allow two weeks for delivery, some items may arrive sooner.

Citation Guides

Click on the box How to Cite, Search, etc. on the library homepage for information on citation styles and advice on how to evaluate print resources and web sites.

If you have any questions about choosing a topic, or using the above resources, you may stop at the Reference Desk, or contact the librarian below:

Last updated: 12/31/03 ag, contact Pam Snelson for assistance, 291-3896