Selected Resources for: Archaeology

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Subject Librarian:

Nancy Herther

herther@umn.edu

This subject covers: sites, ruins, excavations, ancient civilizations (See also: Anthropology )


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Abstracts in Anthropology

Indexes and abstracts 150 journals in linguistics, cultural and physical anthropology, and archaeology. Also includes books and conference papers. 1970-date. Inclusion of abstracts distinguishes this publication from all other periodical indexes on Anthropology. No cumulative index.

Anthropology Plus brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. Anthropology Plus provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. The index offers excellent coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals. Coverage is from the late 19th century to the present.

Art Full Text, produced by The HW Wilson Company, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. There is full-text coverage for selected periodicals. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.

Contains several databases useful for locating publications on the history of art and the ancient world. It includes the subject catalog of the German Archaeological Institute in Rome, the Bibliography of Iberian Archaeology from the German Archaeological Institute in Madrid, and the Archaeology of Roman Provinces from RGK Frankfurt.

The eHRAF Collection of Archaeology covers the prehistory of the world with a growing collection of full-text information (e.g. books, journal articles, and dissertations) on archaeological traditions.The collection is unique in that the text is subject-indexed to the paragraph level for quick retrieval of information.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 2,000 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for 2700 titles. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, 357 reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; full text from 84,074 biographies, 86,132 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.


General Reference Sources

Atlases & Maps

World atlas of archaeology


Chronologies

Chronologies in Old World archaeology

Timelines of the ancient world

Heavily illustrated.


Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Archaeology. Ed. by Deborah M. Pearsall

San Diego, CA: Elsevier, 2007. This new three-volume work encompasses "all aspects of archaeology, including the nature and diversity of archaeology as a scientific discipline, the practice of archaeology, archaeology in the everyday world, and the future of the discipline."

SAGE Knowledge is the platform for accessing all subscribed content from Sage and and selected companion publishers CQ Press and Corwin. Sage Knowledge includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more. The Libraries have purchased all Sage Handbooks and Encyclopedias through 2011.


General Reference Works

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a tool designed to help you create research projects and understand the methods behind them. SRMO's new taxonomy of over 1,400 unique methods terms links to authoritative content, including: Over 600 books; Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks; The entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series; Two major works collating a selection of journal articles; Newly commissioned videos.


Handbooks and Manuals


Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

Covers art, architecture, archaeology, history, culture, language, law, and social organization.

Links to academic departments, archeological regions, museums, electronic journals, and more.

"The Ur-List: Web Resources for Visual Anthropology facilitates web searches by cross-indexing three hundred and seventy-five anthropological sites according to the categories of information they contain"


Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Titles

Current and archival journals from the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Current coverage includes 15 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications; including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly. The archive includes all AAA journals.


Statistics and Data

Data Resources

ARGE is an ordered collection of hypertext links pointing to current archaeological communication and information resources across Europe. ARGE is different from other guides to archaeological resources on the Web because new links are actively sought out, visited, and evaluated before being posted in the new links section.

A comprehensive site about prehistoric Greece until the collapse of the Mycenean civilization. It contains chronology, terminology, Greek environment, discipline history, and 29 chronologically arranged lessons with numerous images and bibliographies.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Writing Guides

The Rhetoric Department, English Department, Center for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing and the General College Writing Center have come together to bring you writing support in one place.


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