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Wellesley College Research Guides

ANTH 301: Advanced Theory in Anthropology

Key Databases

For searching with precision, try one of these databases. They contain a combination of full text articles (ready to read online) and citation information about articles, book chapters, or books.


SuperSearch is a great place to start looking for journal articles, books and almost everything else the library has, in one easy-to-use interface.



Theory Journals

Search within these journals through keyword searches or clicking on publication years and dates.

  • Anthropology and Humanism
    These articles discuss and analyze the question of what it means to be human.
  • Anthropological Quarterly
    Articles, review articles, book reviews and lists of recently published books in all areas of sociocultural anthropology.
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
    Full-text available up to 2007. Publishes critical essays on the significant developments of anthropology and its sub-fields.
  • American Anthropologist
    Studies humankind in all its aspects, involving archaeological, biological, ethnological, and linguistic research. (Published by AAA).
  • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute  
    International scope with a primary focus on social anthropology. Also includes articles on archaeology and biological anthropology.
  • American Ethnologist
    Publishes articles on ethnographic theories, discoveries, and research, and showcases their importance in today's world.