Anthropology information resources: Books & articles

Library guides


Search the Library Catalogue to find books | Library Catalogue search guide 

Journal articles and literature reviews

Find a peer-reviewed article in Social Sciences (Oct 2017)

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Anthropology Plus
Key database for Anthropological journal articles.

Full-text access to journals produced by the American Anthropological Association

For a more complete list, see Anthropology databases

Literature reviews

  • Annual Reviews - In addition to the "Annual review of anthropology " and " Annual review of sociology", the search engine will find review articles from criminology, economics, environment, genomics and human genetics. law, political science, public health and more.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online - provides "literature reviews" for topics in sociology, anthropology, African studies, geography, international relations, Islamic studies, Latin American studies, political science and more.


  • GEOBASE - for human geography, labour, migration, refugees, etc.
  • Social Theory - documents from prominent social sciences theorists.

For Canadian perspectives:

  • CBCA Complete
  • Canada Commons (formerly, Canadian Electronic Library from desLibris) - for public policy documents from Canadian institutes, think-tanks and research groups.
  • Canadian Newsstream - covers Canadian newspapers, including Vancouver Sun, Globe & Mail

For more, try  Anthropology Databases
For Primary documents, check the guide to "publication types" and choose primary sources

Citation searching

To see who is citing your "key" authors or to identify a cluster of people working in an area, try "citation searching."