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ANTH 4710 Library Research Guide/Leigh/Fall22: Find Journals

What is an academic journal?

An academic ("scholarly") journal is a periodical publication in which researchers publish their scholarship. These journals serve as a way for new ideas to be presented, debated, and available to other researchers. The articles published in academic journals are written by experts, for experts, and are often very specific, use technical language, and are narrow in their scope.They are not meant for the general public.

  • Original research articles are written by researchers who conducted new research and are publishing the results.
  • Review articles (or "literature reviews") provide a summary of the work published on a given topic over a specific time frame.
  • You find these types of articles in library databases and Google Scholar.

Finding Anthropology Journals

Searching in a database is the best way to find articles on a given topic. However, sometimes it is helpful to browse through scholarly journals in your discipline to get a sense of what sorts of articles are currently being published in various journals and to explore new research that might not be taught in your program. In the links below, you can search "Anthropology" and see what journals pop up. You can also search for journals you hear about in class.