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Anthropology 319 Library Seminar - MayJune2022

ANTH 319 Library Seminar - Outline of Topics

ANTH 319: Research Methods in Archaeological & Biological Anthropology

The ANTH 319 Library Seminar presents strategies for finding peer reviewed articles to support the research assignments described in detail in the following course document:

ANTH 319 Library Seminar Topics [May 12, 2022 ]

  • Navigating the UVic Libraries Web Site

  • Overview of the "Online Scholarly Publication Ecosystem"
    [PPT & PDF links below]
  • Finding JOURNAL ARTICLES via the Web of Science [WOS] database

    • use keyword search strategies [phrase searching; truncation]  
    • limit results sets to peer reviewed articles [primary & secondary research articles]
    • mine the article abstracts and metadata for more relevant keywords 
    • critically evaluate articles [strategies: times cited; author information]
    • use "beyond keyword" strategies to find relevant articles [articles cited, authors]
    • export references from WOS to EndNote Online [a citation management tool]
    • create reference lists using EndNote Online saved references
    • use the EndNote Online Cite-While-You-Write plug-in for WORD
  • Finding JOURNAL ARTICLES via Summon and Google Scholar

  • Finding JOURNAL ARTICLES in subject specific Anthropology databases

Hands on time activities will be interspersed with the demos 

Activity #1 [Web of Science Search]

Follow the steps listed in the WOS Demo with various keyword strategies, based on your research topic, and save 2-3 articles to the "Marked List " folder .

Activity #2: [EndNote Online]

Open the "Marked List" from Activity #1, export to EndNote Online, and create a Bibliography.

Activity #3: [EndNote Online and WORD]

Download and install the Cite While You Write Plug-into Word on on your laptop. 

Open WORD and create 2 in-text citations and review the reference list created. 

Activity #4: [Library Search - Summon]

Enter keywords used Activity#1, in Summon, and export 2 peer reviewed articles to EndNote Online.

Scholarly Publication Ecosystem - Searching Beyond Keywords

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  ["Register" tab is beside 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

  • Once Registered, sign in to 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:

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

      • Explore the Result Set.

        • Refine by document Type "Articles"

        • Change sort order to "Citations: highest first"

        • 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 Keywords" or "Keywords Plus"

      • Explore "Cited References"

      • Explore "Citations" [articles citing this article]

      • Link from a WOS record to the PDF of the article via "Where can I get this?" link

      • Select "Add to Marked List" if article is of interest for further consideration
    • Topic #2 search with keywords  skelet* age estimation "case stud*"

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

  • Keyword strategies: See also Web of Science Help pages: Click on the "Purple ?" 

    •  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") 

Activity #1:

  • Follow the above steps with various keyword strategies, based on your research topic. and save 2-3 articles to the "Marked List " folder .



PREVIEW for on EndNote Online Demo - after a break]
[tips for generating a bibliography]:

  • Select Bibliography under the Format tab in EndNote Online

  • 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 Summon & 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 catalogue

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


Searching Summon (Search box on Libraries home page)

  • keyword searching

  • "known item" searching

  • refining a search

  • reading the Preview

  • saving items to the temporary "Saved items " folder

  • connecting to the full text or PDF

Searching Google Scholar

Activity #4: [Library Search - Summon]

Enter keywords used in Activity #1, in Summon, and export 2 peer reviewed articles to EndNote Online.

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