Franklin &  Marshall College Library

ANT/WGS 355: The Body

How to find background information

Use reference sources to get ideas for topics, to get background information, and to guide you to additional information.
The Oxford Companion to the body. Oxford, 2001
Science Reference QM7 .O96 2001
and online

Anatomy of the human body. Lea & Febiger, 1985
Science Reference QM23.2 .G73 1985

Body by design: from the digestive system to the skeleton. UXL, 2000.
Science Reference QP36 .N33 2000

Oxford Reference Online
The largest, most up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible reference work in the world. Search in Mythology & Folklore section.

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 Indexes and Article Collections. Browse the entire list to find databases relevant to your particular topic. The databases listed below are most likely to be useful:
Anthropology Plus
Provides extensive worldwide indexing 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.

BIOSIS (Basic)
Over 500,000 records from selected journals covered in BIOSIS Previews. Covers 1988 to the present.

Lexis-Nexis
Connections to newspaper articles, business information, and legal resources.

Medline
MEDLINE provides access to over 12 million citations back to the mid-1960's in all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.

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.

PAIS Archive
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 1915 to 1976.

Sociological Abstracts
Full version comprehensive database of over 1500 journals covering sociology, social work, and other social sciences. Covers 1963 to the present.

Wilson Select Plus
Contains indexed and abstracted articles all with full-text online.

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 be prompted for your F&M username and password. 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 websites.


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: 1/24/05 ag, contact Pam Snelson for assistance, 291-3896