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ANTH 115: Introduction to Cultural Sustainability: Home

Resources for Dr. Finnan's Fall 2020 Intro to Cultural Sustainability Learning Community.

Plan Your Search

What do you already know? What do you need to learn? This last question should guide your searches.


What type of information do you need? This determines where you should look.

  • The Discovery Service includes primarily scholarly and news sources--books and eBooks, academic journal articles, newspaper and magazine articles. 
  • If you want to focus in on a certain discipline or type of material, you could search a subject-specific database. 
  • For social media, blogs, organization websites, and some news sources, a general web search can be the best option.


  • Be flexible! You may need to try several different keyword combinations. 
  • Add geographic terms to get at the local, national, and international scopes you need for your project. 
  • Think about what you are likely to get--do the terms you are using have other possible meanings? If so, you may need to add a clarifying term.

Conduct Your Search

Discovery Service

Search many databases and the library catalog at once using the Discovery Service. Find books, articles, and more.

A-Z Databases

Target your search by searching a subject-specific database. Good when you need a specific type of item (like newspapers or films) or want to focus more closely on a particular discipline.

General Web Searching

Use Google or your favorite search engine to find organization websites, social media, and news. For news and blog posts, try searching

Write and Cite

Anthropology uses the American Anthropological Association (AAA) citation style, which is similar to Chicago author-date format. Here are some helpful links.

Research Help

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Search for and evaluate books, articles, and media to help with your assignments.

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