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What's New
and/or Exciting

Well, it is my first year anniversary here.  I brought donuts!  below are a couple of new items to check out.  Cheers.

  • The Open Anthropology Journal
    Just what the title says...(peer reviewed!)
  • Statista
    "Statista is the world’s largest statistics portal. Providing you with access to relevant data from over 18,000 sources..."
  • Ethnographic Video Online
    Online access to many of the discipline's classics, with transcripts, bookmarks. You can create clips for use in classes and presentations!
  • Anthropology Research in the Library - Graduate Seminar
    I will be teaching a 1-credit course every fall to help graduate students (and maybe advanced undergrads) navigate and find the valuable resources available to students here at the UF.
  • Funding Sources.
    I set-up a new tab with links to various funding sources.
  • Lynda.com
    A service the university subscribes to that has online tutorials to nearly all the software programs you will ever want to use. From video and photography to Microsoft Office programs, and much more. From the page this link takes you to, look for the yellow box with "Lynda.com". (I put a permanent link in the "Odds 'n Ends" tab.)
 

New Anthropology Books

Here is a continuously updated list of the latest anthropology acquisitions.  Click on "view feed" below to get a longer listing.  You can create your own RSS feed of new books in your area of interest: 1) Design your own custom library catalog search; 2) Select the option to show new titles only; 3) Subscribe to an RSS feed to have the updated results display as new materials arrive in the library. 

You can also set-up a feed in Summons One-Search.  This would include journals, articles, as well as our book holdings.  You set the search terms and the parameters you desire.

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Welcome to the Anthropology Subject Guide

Hello and welcome to the University of Florida's anthropology library guide.  I hope you find it useful.  The purpose of this guide is to bring to you in one place the major search engines, databases, websites, references, and miscellaneous goodies for the four sub-fields of anthropology and their sub-fields.  Please feel free to send me links to valuable sites, materials, or anything else that may be helpful to others doing research in anthropology.  I welcome suggestions, additions, comments, and (gentle) criticisms.  You can use the feedback box in the lower right corner of this page.  I am also available for class visits and personal consultations.  Enjoy, and good luck with your research!

Richard Freeman
Anthropology Librarian, UF



What's here:

I have a couple of brief introductions here on this page, along with a search box for those who just want to jump in (please read how the search parameters are set).  More tips and information are available in the designated subject tabs above.  Below on the left is an RSS feed of new book acquisitions to our anthropology collection.  Directly below the search box is an RSS feed to anthropology stories in the global media.  Stop reading this and go to it!

Off Campus Searching

To access materials, the catalogue, databses, electronic journals, etc. from off campus you must log in using either your Gatorlink ID or setting up a  Virtual Private Network (VPN) account.  For long periods searching it is recommended to go through the VPN.  Just click on the link below and follow the instructions.

 

Starting Your Search: Casting a Wide Net

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
(Ursula K. Le Guin)

Starting is often the most difficult step in doing research, please see my other tabs for guidance, if needed.  The "One Search" box below is a great place to begin your literature search.  Unlike its close relative, the "One Search" on the library's home page, this version has been commanded (by yours truly) to look only at designated anthropologically indexed databases and sources.  This does have its drawbacks and you may wish to do further searches with the full version.  Although, once you start a search you can change the parameters.  This helps to hone in on more relevant materials.  Also, as on most search engines, there is an "Advanced Search" option (or "More Search Options" in this case), which allows for more keywords, other search terms, and commands to be added to your search.  If you are looking for a particular database, check out the "database" tab.  Perhaps browsing through reference materials on the 3rd floor of Library West will help spark an idea or topic, see that tab to take that route.  Also in the reference tab is a link to "Reference Universe' which will allow you to browse many (but not all) of our reference titles at your computer.  If searching for books within our collection, there is nothing better than searching in the university's library catalog, select that tab, next to the default "Find" tab on the homepage.  And there is nothing like browsing in the stacks once you have located your topic's call numbers.  Serendipity rules!  Whatever works.  It is all good.



If you are looking for a particular item, I suggest starting with "More search options." If you are having trouble finding a particular book, try and get the ISBN number (try Amazon), and enter it in the ISBN box.

Anthropology World News - Live RSS Feed

  • Anthropology World News
    An RSS feed maintained by the anthropology department at Texas A&M which charts news stories from all sub-disciplines of anthropology.
 

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    Richard Freeman

    Hello and welcome (again). I am now the "not so new" anthropology subject specialist librarian (starting my 3rd year in February). My background is in cultural and visual anthropology, the visual arts (cinema & photography), Latin American studies, and library science. I have tried to create a resource for all levels of practitioners and students from all the specialties in anthropology. Let me know how I can help you.

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