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Archaeology: Beginning Your Research in Archaeology

Beginning Your Research in Archaeology

This tab aims to help you better navigate this guide and directs you to some particularly good beginning resources for Archaeology Research.

The Search Strategies Tab discusses the difference between primary and secondary sources and ponts to important concepts and tools to use in online searching, such as boolean operators, truncation, and subject headings or descriptors.

For places to search for books, click on the "Books & eBooks" tab.  A good way to begin searching for books is to use the UCSD-Specific Library Catalog, ROGER and then expand out to the UCSD-wide catalog MELVYL.  Theses and Dissertations are also featured on the "Finding Books" Tab.  Although they are unpublished book-length works, they are often important sources of original information and their bibliographies can lead you to other sources.

To locate academic journal articles, use the various databases listed on the "Articles+" Tab.  The "Journals (Online)" tab points to major journals.

The "Encyclopedias+" tab points to many great reference sources which are really good places to begin your research or learn more about particular topics, terms, and methodologies.

The "Films and Images" Tab lists resources and methods to identify and access relevant films and images for your research. 

And the "Assistance with Writing, Citing, and managing Citations" tabs point to various tools to help you with writing and keeping track of the sources you use.