Resource of the Month
February 2007

Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.

Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus is an index of bibliographic materials combining Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute, from the UK.  It provides worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.  Coverage is from the late 19th century to the present of all core periodicals in the field, in addition to lesser-known journals.  Anthropology Plus is distributed by RLG, a not-for-profit organization of libraries, archives, and museums.

Upcoming Workshops

Anthropology Plus Workshops in Room 217
February 12 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday
February 21 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday

The workshops are free.  For more information or to register, contact Cathy Moore-Jansen at or 978-5080. 

How Do I Access Anthropology Plus?

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources / Electronic Databases.  You have the option of looking for it under the subject links or the alphabetic links (  If you are accessing Anthropology Plus from off-campus you will be prompted to enter your myWSU ID number and password for authentication purposes.

Why Should I Use Anthropology Plus?

It combines into one resource the two most highly noted and respected subject-specific indexes in the field--Anthropological Literature from Harvard University's Tozzer Library and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute, from the UK.  Worldwide indexing of all core periodicals in addition to lesser-known journals, from the late 19th century to the present.  Cites journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries.

This database indexes the fields of both cultural and physical anthropology and is a key component of research in all anthropology, archaeology, and related disciplines.  In addition, Anthropology Plus reaches beyond the boundaries of traditional cultural and physical anthropology studies to include publications that represent the broader scope of the study of humankind.  Its comparative approach to understanding humanity is interdisciplinary by nature.  Researchers will find relevant materials within this database to support coursework and research in ethnic studies, art history, history of religion, sociology, international and area studies, and more.

Covering social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology--plus ethnology, archaeology, folklore, and material culture--this database meets the needs of wide-ranging scholarly investigations.  Subject strengths:  applied anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural and social anthropology, demography, ethnography, ethnohistory, ethnomusicology, folklore, human ecology, linguistics, material culture, medical anthropology, museum studies, physical anthropology, political and legal anthropology, primatology, sociology, visual anthropology, and more!

Features of Anthropology Plus

  • Updated frequently
  • Basic and advanced searching
  • Ability to export citations to EndNote
  • Ability to email citations
  • Searches can be saved
  • Command line searching available

Related Websites

For assistance with Anthropology Plus, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Research Services Desk at 978-3584.

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