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Anthropology - Library Resources, Philip McEldowney

Anthropology at the University of Virginia Library
Library Resources by Philip McEldowney

Print || Library Catalog || Databases || Anthropology Subject Guide || Visit 3rd floor
  • *Introduction. My role as Librarian for the Anthropology department: maintain contact with the faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, do training, make purchase requests, develop bibliographies, and preform other related services.

    TODAY: --Pointers to resources. Follow along on your own terminal, except one database

  • --Encourage to ask questions as go along, or arise, even general questions
    --email me,

    *Location in Shannon - Help and checkout, Reference, Stacks (GN), Periodicals (microfiche, HRAF), Government Docs and Scholars Lab

    *Print reference resources - encyclopedias, journals, monographs

    *The Library Catalog - VIRGO. (Bring up home page and VIRGO)

      --This is a gateway to more than just catalog, databases; Hours, Maps, Subject Guides, Finding a book
      --VIRGO catalog screen, Searching with and (get better results, other databases often use AND)
      --Full record results
      --Use GO BACK.
      Quick Search - for phrase use quotes ""
      --Saving/Email, choices of format, sort, save, print (Don't do it, right now in class)
      Advanced search - helps narrow down.
      Look at bottom for options and boxes to limit
      [The Red Line] for Services (review account, pin changes, renew, etc) and Requests with choices for books, articles, Purchase requests, ILL, etc.
  • *VIRGO all databases and Anthropology databases
    --Note about Off grounds access: to make available from home/off-grounds, need to set up proxy account (prompted once a session, easy to do) or UVa Anywhere. See Note at Databases page
    *From the Library Home page and Databaeses

  • *RefWorks:. Access


    *Visit 3rd Floor

    A. Periodicals room, newspapers, microfilms - readers and printing, and HRAF
    B. Government Docs, such as Smithsonian

    Practice time

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