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ANTH 305 World Archaeology

Searching Tips

1. To locate an article in a scholarly journal, do a keyword or subject heading search in one of the databases listed on this web site. Remember to limit by "scholarly journals". Examples of keyword search statements:
               aztec culture
               aztec religio*
               maya* calendar

2. To locate an article in an anthropology encyclopedia, select one of the encyclopedias listed on the left and search by the topic.

3. To locate a book, do a search in the WSU Libraries Online Catalog. Examples of keyword search statements include:
               maya* 
               maya* temple*
               hopi antiquit*

4. Consider terms related to "archaeology" that could be used in a search on your topic, e.g. antiquities, ancient, excavations, prehistory.

5. Consider truncating terms in your search statement with an asterisk to find alternative endings/spellings. For example, "archaeolog*" will find "archaeology" and "archaeological".

Getting Help

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Moore-Jansen, Anthropology Librarian. (See left hand column of this page.) If I am not available, you may contact another librarian using any of the methods listed below:

  • Instant Message: Use the chat box on this page to send us a message
  • Call: (316) 978-3584
  • Text: (316) 453-6911
  • Email: Click here
  • Tech Help: Having trouble with Blackboard or your myWSU account? Call the Help Desk at (316) 978-4357.
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