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ANT332H5F Human Origins I: Early Ancestors to Homo

This guide supports learning and research in the ANT332 course. What does it mean to be human? Paleoanthropologists address this question by using fossil evidence to piece together our evolutionary history. Who we are today is a product of our biological

Article Databases

Web of Science

Citation information and research impact factors for multi-disciplinary journal articles, conference papers, books, and more.

Scopus

Abstract and citation information for peer-reviewed scientific research, including journals, books, and conference papers.

PubMed

Public version of Medline, the core database for health sciences disciplines. This platform is best for quick clinical searches.

GEOBASE

Database for physical and human geography, earth and environmental sciences, ecology, and related disciplines, focusing on the human and social impacts.

CAB Abstracts (Ovid)

Abstracts in the fields of agriculture, forestry, human health, human nutrition, animal health, and the management of natural resources.

Anthropology Plus

Journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, in the fields of anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, and material culture.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

Citations to journal articles, books, reviews, and chapters in the fields of anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology.

Database Search Help

Searching for articles is usually an iterative process.

Using Exemplars / Models: Always search first for review articles close to your topic. Many databases have filters or facets for "review articles" (NOT the same as "reviews" as these tend to be book reviews).

If you don't see a review article filter, make sure you include the search term REVIEW to be located in the title field.

Below are some video tutorials on how to use the database interfaces effectively. 

You might also wish to take a look at:

Please note that ATLA and Anthropology Plus use the same database interface. It will be easier to search both once you practice in one of them.