Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Spotlight on AnthroSource

Attention all ethnographers! Time to acquaint/reacquaint yourself with AnthroSource, the fulltext e-journal collection of the American Anthropological Association. As described in the Penn Libraries Homepage News, AnthroSource provides fulltext content for all AAA general and section journals--at present, 32 titles, including four ceased titles. Current issues and complete runs for 15 peer-reviewed journals are available in interactive-PDF format or through dynamic links to JSTOR, including: American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, City and Society, Cultural Anthropology, Ethos, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

AnthroSource offers RSS feeds for new content. Personal no-fee registration enables e-mail Table of Contents alerts and saved searches. Registered AAA members are given access to the restricted recent backfile of Anthropology News, the AAA's membership newsletter. AnthroSource is compatible with RefWorks citation manager.

An interesting essay on the intended role of AnthroSource in anthropological research, teaching, and publishing, is provided by Bonnie Nardi, Michael Adams, Melody Chu, Shiraz Khan, John Lai, and Elsy Lao, "AnthroSource: Designing an Portal for Anthropologists", First Monday vol. 9, no 10 (October 2004). Suzanne Calpestri recently provided an update on AnthroSource to the ACLS Cyberinfrastructure Commission (with a PowerPoint presentation).

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