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Archaeology information resources: Books & articles


You can find all of SFU's books and journals (both online and print) in the SFU Library Catalogue.

Check out our new books in Archaeology.

Journals & magazines

Start with these databases to find articles in the field of Archaeology. You may also want to view database lists such as Biological Sciences, Geography, First Nations, etc. as appropriate for your specific research topic.

Top Resources

Web of Science

Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

Index for all aspects of Native North American culture, history, and life.


Human and physical geography.

Anthropology Plus

Key database for Anthropological journal articles.


A repository of over one million digital images and related data.

Human Relations Area Files: Archaeology

Full-text data on archaeological traditions from around the world. Text is subject-indexed for quick information retrieval.

For further suggestions, see the full list of Archaeology databases.

Site reports

For information on a specific site, try searching:

  • The Library's Archaeology and Anthropology databases by site name.
  • The Library Catalogue:
    • By keyword, using "site report" and place name; or the subject terms below.
    • By subject heading, using:
      • Excavations (archaeology) -- [Place].
      • Indians of North America -- [Place] -- Antiquities.
      • [Place] -- Antiquities.

Recent news & articles


From Internet Archaeology:

From Stone Pages (Stonehenge, stone circles, and other archaeology of megalithic Europe)