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Schedule of fall workshops
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Save time! Search once for your topic in dozens of research databases.

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This digital searchable database contains the past, present and future AAA publications. There are more than 250,000 articles from AAA journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

See the full list of journals covered at http://www.anthrosource.net/Journals.aspx.

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JSTOR offers access to archival (i.e. older than 3 or more years ago) peer reviewed journals. Journals represented include those from relevant disciplines such as African American Studies, African Studies, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Feminist & Women's Studies, Film Studies, Folklore, Health Policy, Language & Literature, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, Music, Paleontology, Performing Arts, Population Studies, Religion, Slavic Studies, Sociology and Zoology.
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Wiley Online Library hosts a collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, as well as over 9000 books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. Users can search, and can also browse by publication title and subject heading.

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Scholarly literature review essays on a wide array of topics, all with extensive bibliographies.
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Ethnographic Video Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior.  Global in scope, the collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more. A core collection for use across the curriculum—from introductory anthropology and sociology courses to advanced interdisciplinary courses in women’s studies, economics, and international studies.

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A collaborative digital archive of ethnographic field video for use by scholars and instructors. 

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Google Scholar searches the Web for articles, books, and other scholarly materials in many different disciplines. Most searches return an assortment of citations, abstracts, and links to full text. Link to Google Scholar from the Brooklyn College Library's website to access our electronic journal holdings via a “Find fulltext at Brooklyn” link next to any item the library has electronically. It’s a great way to save time and avoid publisher paywalls.

The above link to Google Scholar requires off-campus users to authenticate and yields search results that indicate which articles are available electronically through the BC Library. To bypass authentication, go to http://scholar.google.com/

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A broad, multi-disciplinary database, contains both scholarly and popular sources related to anthropology.

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This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Biological Sciences is a collection of over 25 databases including Ecology Abstracts, Neurosciences Abstracts, Plant Science, and TOXLINE.

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Provides large numbers of primary documents with more than 100,000 pages of monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to 1975, illustrate the evolution of what it means to "be black." Includes the only full run of The Black Panther - the party's newspaper - and 2,500 pages of oral history interviews recorded by the former Black Panther, David Hilliard. Teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, veterans, entertainers, and others are represented.

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This resource explores the dimensions of human well-being through a combination of maps, datasets, resources, and short articles on the linkages between poverty and the environment. It is part of the EarthTrends environmental information collection at the World Resources Institute.  Th site serves as a repository for the subnational datasets compiled by the World Resources Institute from many sources, including The World Bank, The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), and Demographic and Health Surveys. The resource currently houses over 70 regional or provincial maps and datasets on poverty, human development, and health.

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This database for articles on the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life) includes archaeology.
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The ARD contains published reviews as well as citations to reviews published in American Antiquity and the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, as well as links to a number of online publications and sites.

Journals

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A tool for identifying which Brooklyn College-owned journals are available in electronic format.

Reference Resources

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This guide will help you use journal indexes available at the Brooklyn College Library to find published articles on your subject of interest.
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The citation style for the social sciences.

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RefWorks is powerful bibliographic management software which allows users to create personal databases and use them for a variety of research activities. References are quickly and easily imported from text files or online databases. The databases can then be used to manage, store, and share the information. Users can automatically insert references from their database into their papers and generate formatted bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds.

Statistics

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Latest data on more than 200 countries - includes maps
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Infoshare Online provides access to population statistics, immigration trends, socio-economic indicators, birth and death data, hospitalizations, local economic data, and more. All data files are obtained from City, State, and Federal government agencies; users can view a vast array of community and regional data, for New York City and New York State. Researchers can profile neighborhoods, compare neighborhoods across city and state, and produce tabulations of data.

Subject Directories

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Online collection of fabulous links to anthro resources.
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An excellent starting point, from the WWW Virtual Library, allows browsing by region, topic, research resource, or institution.

Foodways and Food History

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Offers articles, calendars of events and musuem directory. Brooklyn College Library does not currently have a subscription - some issues available free online.
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Scholarly and non-scholarly articles about food and culture. Some full text. Brooklyn College Library does not currently have a subscription - some issues available free online.
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The online version of the NYT Wednesday section Dining In/Dining Out dealing with food and culture in New York and beyond. For past issues please search either via TimesSelect or LexisNexis.

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A non-profit organization supported by memebers to counteract the modern fast food lifestyle that has been taking over local food traditions.
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Through documentation this site explores different cultural aspects and studies the American southern culture.
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This site offers the "truth" behind unsafe food practices. Articles and updated resources are available to protect food safety and strengthen govermental oversight.

Teaching Support

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A select list of Web sites, each with a brief annotation, is a sample of what the Internet holds for teachers and students interested in the field of anthropology.

Primary Sources

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Darwin's complete publications, many handwritten manuscripts and the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue ever published. There are also over 200 ancillary texts, from reference works, reviews, obituaries, biographies and more. Darwin Online is the most widely consulted edition of the writings of Darwin ever published.