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Christine Oka
Snell Library
(617) 373-3316

Research and Writing Support

Additional NU Links

Archives and Special Collections, NU Libraries, collects historically significant records of the University, as well as Documenting Diversity of under-represented communities in Boston. Stop by during their operating hours, or contact them for an appointment.

 Department of Sociology and Anthropology, research centers other helpful links.

Key Resources

Starting your research and need some background information?

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences covers various aspects of anthropology and the social sciences.

CQ Researcher with in-depth, unbiased coverage of topics such as bullying, health care, death penalty, race and ethnicity.

DSM 5, the standard reference for clinical practice in the mental health field, and helpful resource for description of disorders, behaviors, emerging assessment measure, cultural formation, etc.

PolicyFile is updated weekly with abstracts and links to international and domestic policy papers and reports. Browse the links to organizations, or keyword search for reports, ranging from "Curbing Violence in Nigeria (II): The Boko Haram Insurgency" or "The Challenge of Credit Card Debt for the African American Middle Class. 


Need news articles? Check this list of historical and current news resources available to you!

Looking for Anthropology-specific research?

           AnthroSource, from the American Anthropological Association (AAA), is a 
           searchable/browsable collection of scholarly publications. 

           JSTOR, is huge collection of scholarly articles. Use Advanced Search to work with
           106 anthropology journal titles. 

           ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) Comprehensive --use Advanced Search. 
Check Help Guide for search tips.           

What you can do with a degree in anthropology.

Check the AAA (American Anthropological Association) webpage with advice for students:  What you can do with a Degree in Anthropology.

Scholar OneSearch

 provides simple, one-stop searching for books, articles, digital media, e-resources, government publications, and more.

Local Northeastern collections and global resources may be discovered through Scholar OneSearch; many items available are available in full-text online.

There is another single search option at Google Scholar@NU

Citation Guides

AAA (Amercan Anthropological Association) Style Guide may be downloaded from this link.

AAA uses The Chicago Manual of Style if citation style is not covered in the AAA Style Guide.
There also a brief web guide to Chicago Manual of Style Online

Snell Library Reference collection (3rd floor) includes the latest Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition, 2010) at Z253 .U69 2010 and online