Here's a guide which I've developed for this session – the best guide to begin with is the Anthropology Library Guide http://guides.lib.virginia.edu/anthropology
NATIVE AMERICAN PREHISTORY February 5, 2014.
My role and the session – to introduce briefly the library resources, mainly online, but lots of print also available. First the library and it’s catalog; and second databases. Describing and searching some. At the beginning and end discussing the RefWorks citation software.
1B. Log into Refworks with UVa Code
1B. Search VIRGO – both the catalog and articles. The left side (books and journal titles), followed by right side (articles). Possible search terms – lots of possible search terms or keywords - chiefdoms, inequality or "origin of inequality," hierarchy, cultural evolution, Olmec, Moundville, Etowah, Paquime (or Casas Grandes), Cahokia, Hohokam, Chaco, Poverty Point, Natchez, Chumash, Oaxaca. Names of people: Richard Lesure, Kent Flannery, Joyce Marcus, Barbara Stark, Charles Spencer, Timothy Pauketat, Vincas Steponaitis, Christopher Peebles, George Milner, Michael Coe, Jeanne Arnold.
2. Look at Guides – Anthropology
3. Look at Databases
Pattern, steps. - 1. Search, analyze and modify, re-search. 2. Results – explore and browse results, examine one or two records, modify and re-examine, and then 3. select the few best ones, and 4. store (print, email, or download)
4. Search combined Ebsco databases of History – Bibliography of Native Americans, America: History & Life, ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, Historical Abstracts, etc.)
6. Worldcat First Search also called OCLC for discovering books which UVa library does not have.
Summary review, emphasize access and contacts.
Philip McEldowney 924-4987 firstname.lastname@example.org