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Cultural Anthropology: Journals & Databases

What are Databases?

Research databases provide enhanced access to organized information including articles originally published in scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazines; electronic books; and multimedia such as streaming videos, audio files, and images.

For more search hacks and information on how databases work, visit this link.

List of Cultural Anthrology Journals subscribed by NWACC Library

To access these journals, you may be prompted for your Blackboard/My NWACC Connection login credentials. If you are not able to access these journals please write to us library@nwacc.edu

Finding Journals by Title

The Journals A-to-Z tool tells you whether the NWACC Library currently has full-text access to a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper.

Simply search for the publication's title (TimeNational Geographic, etc.) in the main search field. Search results will include links to databases that contain full-text articles.

Magazines vs. Journals

Having a hard time telling magazines apart from academic or professional journals? Here are some helpful clues:

Magazines:

  • Intended for general audiences
  • Often written by generalists
  • Articles do not undergo peer review
  • May report on research secondhand
  • Often do not include citations
  • Easy to read
  • Attractive layout and photographs
  • Many advertisements
  • Published commercially for profit

Journals:

  • Written for experts by experts or students in the field
  • Articles often undergo peer review
  • Often report on original research
  • Articles include citations
  • Lots of technical jargon
  • Illustrations often limited to charts
  • Few or no advertisements
  • Often published by educational institutions or professional groups

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