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Anthropology Resources: Find

A guide to the anthropological literature available at Lane Library.

Anthropology: The study of what makes us human

Physical anthropology is a biological science that deals with the adaptations, variability, and evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives. Because it studies human biology in the context of human culture and behavior, physical anthropology is also a social science. --American Association of Physical Anthropologists

The science or study of human society and culture, and its development. Cultural anthropology aims to appreciate the whole sphere of human cultural life, by examining historical, political, psychological, and other frameworks. OED

National GeographicLinguistic anthropology is the interdisciplinary study of how language influences social life. This branch of anthropology explores how language shapes communication, forms social identity and group membership, organizes large-scale cultural beliefs and ideologies, and develops a common cultural representation of natural and social worlds.  Society of Linguistic Anthropology

‎Native American‬ pot --Digging SavannahArchaeology is the study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains. From million-year-old fossilized remains of our earliest human ancestors in Africa, to 20th century buildings in present-day New York City, archaeology analyzes the physical remains of the past in pursuit of a broad and comprehensive understanding of human culture.

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Anthropology Related Databases

 These databases organize articles from academic journals in the social sciences. .


GALILEO Discovery is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn’t available through free search engines or Web directories. 

Multidisciplinary databases

Google Scholar and GALILEO

Configure Google Scholar to connect to subscription databases
available to Armstrong students.

Go to the Settings page in Google Scholar 

Choose Library Links tab, find and select the following options.

  • Armstrong Atlantic State University - Find It @ Armstrong
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University - Full Text @ Armstrong
  • Georgia Library Services Board of Regents - EBSCOhost Full Text
  • Open WorldCat - Library Search

With these selected, Google Scholar results will display available retrieval options through GALILEO.