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Anthropology 319 - February2023

Territorial Acknowledgement

UVic Libraries acknowledges with respect…

the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue  to this day.

Science & Social Sciences Librarian

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Kathleen Matthews
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ANTH 319 Library Seminar - Learning Objectives [Research Methods in Archaeological & Biological Anthropology]

ANTH 319 Library Seminar: Learning Objectives [February 7, 2023 ]

To be presented on Feb 8-2022

  • Using a Citation Management Tool:  "EndNote"

    • Exporting references from the Web of Science to EndNote

    • Generating a Bibliography [a list of references] from EndNote for a selected style.

    • EndNote: Using the Cite While You Write™ Plug-In for WORD

ANTH 319: Research Methods in Archaeological & Biological Anthropology

The ANTH 319 Library Seminars present strategies for finding peer reviewed references to support the assignments described in detail in the following course documents:

Navigating the Libraries Website

Searching the Web of Science [WOS]

Finding Journal Articles: Web of Science

  • Select Databases option under Search options tab on the Libraries Home Page

  • Link to the Web of Science database on the Databases page

  • Register with the Web of Science  [Registration is under the Sign in tab ]

  • Why register with the Web of Science?

    • To add references to your EndNote Library 

      • EndNote  is a Citation Management tool integrated with the Web of Science

  • Searching & navigating the Web of Science [WOS]

    • Explore the WOS Help for tips on Boolean operators (AND,OR, NOT), phrase searching, truncation] . Select the Guided tour option and select "Search Tools".

  • Demos:  Web of Science & "Library Search" 

  • Article Critique: "Select a research topic in biological anthropology or archaeology. The study must be an existing research project (or area of research) and there must be enough information for you to be able to evaluate it in great depth. In other words, there must be multiple articles/sources written on the particular topic you chose. For example, estimation of age-at-death from a skeleton using transition analysis (a method), which has been written about by many authors and applied to various skeletal collections over a number of years. "

  • Topic search #1 with keywords skelet* age estimation "transition analysis"

    • Explore the Result Set.

      • Refine by document Type "Articles"

      • Change sort order to Times Cited

      • Refine by Web of Science Categories: Archaeology, Anthropology

      • OR... Refine by Publication Title

    • Examine a record in WOS

    • Identify metadata for referencing

    • Review abstract to look for new keywords

    • Consider searching by author or supplied keywords

    • Explore cited references

    • Explore cited by references

    • Link from a WOS record to the PDF of the article

  • Topic #2 search with keywords  skelet* age estimation "case stud*"

  • Topis #3 search with keywords skelet* age estimation data tables

  • Keyword strategies: See also Web of Science Search Help pages

    •  skelet*  [truncation to find skeletal, skeleton ]

    • "human evolution"  [phrase searching]

    • primatology OR primates [broadens search: either keyword is in result set]

    • "age estimation" AND "transition analysis" [narrows search:  both phrases in result set]

    • archaeology AND ("pacific northwest" OR "British Columbia") 

  • Do the above keyword searches in "Library Search


  • PREVIEW for Feb 16th-2022 Seminar on EndNote:  [tips for generating a bibliography]:

    • Select Bibliography under the Format tab in EndNote

    • Choose the group folder where the references have been gathered

    • Select a bibliographic style

      • Notes: Setting up "favourite" Bibliographic styles

        • Before choosing a Bibliographic style, open the Select Favorites option

        • Highlight styles of interest and move them from "All" box to the "My Favorites" box.

    • Select txt as the File format

    • Select the Preview & Print button.

  • EndNote : Cite While YouWrite Plug-in for WORD

    • Sample WORD document

Other Strategies & Resources [Exploring "Library Search" & Google Scholar]

Finding Journal Titles Subscribed to by the Libraries

  • Search the Journal & newspaper titles tab under Search options

  • Journal titles to search: [Do not search for journal articles by this route]

    • Journal of human evolution

    • Journal of Archaeological Science

    • Journal of Archaeological Science Reports

    • American Journal of Physical Anthropology

    • International Journal of Primatology

  • See also E-journals by subject

Other strategies for Finding Journal Articles and Books

  • Search for known items listed in the references cited in article PDFs and in print books and eBooks

  • Search for "known" print books and eBooks by title or author in the Libraries Books & media "Search Options" tab

  • Search for "known" journal articles by title of article in Web of Science, or "Library Search", or Google Scholar.


Searching "Library Search" (Search box on Libraries home page)

  • keyword searching

  • "known item" searching

  • refining a search

  • reading the Preview

  • connecting to the full text or PDF

Searching Google Scholar


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