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Welcome to the Library Subject Guide for Social Anthropology!
This Subject Guide brings together important research resources for Anthropology. These include article databases & journals, major reference works, and other key sources.
Click on the tabs at the top to find more details about the various resources!
Below are the four best places to start searching for academic literature on your topic. Explore the Journals & Databases tab above in the navigation bar for even more database options.
Sites is an online journal currently published by the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa New Zealand with assistance from the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Otago:
Sites: a Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Sites seeks multidisciplinary perspectives on the study of societies and cultures of the wider Pacific region. We welcome work from authors in the fields of anthropology, culture studies, indigenous studies, Maori studies, sociology, history, gender, linguistics, and ethnomusicology.
AnthNav is an online resource designed to help you get familiar with the field of social/cultural anthropology. On this site, we have curated a variety of links to multimedia resources (such as videos, or graphics), and laid them out in connection to key concepts and practices in social anthropology.
Postgraduate Library Information Sessions and Workshops 2022
There are Library sessions and workshops provided specifically for Postgraduate students. For more information and to register go to face-to-face sessions, or Zoom workshops.
Information sessions 10-11am (face to face) and 1-2pm (via Zoom) on the last Wednesday of the month
- 9 Sep - Postgraduate Library Services – An introduction to Library support, recommended resources and services.
- 30 Jun, 27 Oct - Effective Search Strategies - Learn how to search recommended databases for relevant literature, and manage your results
- 10 Nov - The Thesis Guide – For new thesis students, about preparation, copyright compliance, submitting, and depositing.
- 25 Aug, 24 Nov - Researcher Profiles - Building an online profile to promote your research, and yourself.
Hands-on Workshops 10-11.30am (face to face) and 1-2.30pm (via Zoom) on Tuesdays & Thursdays twice a year
- 21 Oct - Research Data Management - Make sense of the complexity around data storage, description, re-use and archiving.
- 12 Oct - Getting published - Practical tips for postgraduates. Learn how to develop a publishing strategy and identify the right journals for submission.
- 14 Oct - Impact Metrics - Understand tools that explain impact factors and ranking for what to read, and where to publish.
ITS and Library staff offer EndNote: Managing your references - A hands-on workshop using EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write (basic level). For PC or Mac bookings check dates here.
This page lists key databases and journals you can use for finding resources for your assignments. Use Keyword searches to find articles on your topic.
If you need help with using these resources please contact your Subject Librarian Lisa Chisholm.
Alternatively you can use the Self Help guide for tips on searching and evaluating
You can also look at the Ask Library FAQ's or use LibChat to ask library staff for help
Subject Librarian / Kaitiaki Pukapuka
, Anthropology (Biological)
, Gender Studies
, Geography (Human)
, Geography (Physical)
, Social Work
Feature Resource: Sage Research Methods
Sage Research Methods
A research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. The database links SAGE’s book, journal and reference content with search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Includes access to Cases and Datasets.