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ANTH 4580 Anthropology of Law

Finding Articles

Some examples for literature review searching:

Keywords:  marital rape and consent law

Scholar OneSearch

sos search marital rape and consent


Specialized database, such as: GenderWatch

ProQuest Genderwatch, marital rape and consent search


Keywords: sports governing bodies and gymnastics and US

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) search using keywords:
gynmastics search in Academic Search Complete

The most recent result about Larry Nasser appeared relevant to the research, but check out the subject terms, or "tags" for this article. Perhaps USA Gymnastics is the sports governing body of interest along with sex crimes. Here's the search redone:

subject term search in Academic search complete

NOTE: It takes multiple searches to get a variety of results/perspectives on your research topic.

Specialty publications, such as Campus Safety, may have related professional articles, not peer-reviewed, such as 

headline for Michgan State Violated Clery Act for Years, Dept. of Ed. Finds


Keywords: international gun control

In the US, we call it gun control, but searching for international information, it is usually called "gun policy"

http://GunPolicy.Org looks interesting and is international in scope


RAND's Gun Policy in America includes research on U.S. Gun Policy in a Global Context 

screenshot of us gun policy in a global context by RAND

Mass Killings in the United States  (dates from 2006-2017)


Are there neutral/unbiased sources for my topic?

Check CQ Researcher (the CQ stands for Congressional Quarterly) which produces weekly reports on topics of interest.

Every reports contains 

Pros/Cons will help you see the topic from a number of different perspectives.


Specialized Journal Collections

Use AnthroSource to locate articles from journals published by the American Anthropological Association.

Use the Advanced Search feature in JSTOR to focus your search in a specific collection(s) of Journals.
This search covers Anthropology and Law