The best index to use will depend on your topic. Be sure to check the Electronic Resources page for other options.
Once you have a citation for an article on your topic, try using the Find it @ LU link or search Citation Linker to see if that particular article is available. If you don't find it, you can submit a request for interlibrary loan (ILL) of a copy of the article: ILL takes about 7-10 days, so plan ahead. See the library's Interlibrary Loan page for more information.
Don't forget that the library still receives a significant number of publications in paper; these are housed on Level A (between the first and second floors of the library). You will want to search the library catalog for the title of the journal or book (not the title of the article or chapter) to see if the library owns the volume you need.
The following are important databases from the library for finding advanced secondary materials. Other indexes which might be appropriate include Psychological Abstracts or America; History and Life. Check with a librarian if you aren't sure where to start.
You may also want to browse some of the library's anthropology journals. The titles of these can be found by searching for subjects like anthropology--periodicals or by an advanced keyword search in subject for anthropolog? AND periodicals.
Citation indexes allow you to search for articles and books using keywords, but more importantly they help you find out how often and where particular works have been cited in other authors' bibliographies.
Related & Multidisciplinary Indexes
These include citations and some full text of materials from a broad variety of fields. Some provide full text of materials. Topics covered include literature, history, current news articles, and reviews of books and motion pictures.
Be aware that the sources listed above under Multidisciplinary Indexes include many more titles, additional full text, and will link to articles in both Project Muse and JSTOR (compare).
About Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan is a service that provides access to materials needed for academic research that are not accessible through the Seeley G. Mudd Library. This service is available to all students, staff, and faculty of the Lawrence University community at no charge.
Log in here to your Interlibrary Loan account with your Lawrence University username and password.