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Social Anthropology: Home

Photo credit Social Anthropology website: https://www.otago.ac.nz/anthropology/index.html

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! 

Key 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.

Feature Journal

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:

Anth Nav

 

 

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.

 

Need Help?

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

Feature Resource: Sage Research Methods