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When accessing subscription databases from off-campus, you will be asked to sign in using your campus username and password. If you have any problems accessing library resources from off campus, please contact Rebecca Ciota or Tony Lewis.


Anthropological Literature Restricted Resource
Indexes journal articles and edited works in archaeology, anthropology, and linguistics; also covers sociology, history, ethnohistory, demography, geography, international development, and human genetics.
AnthroSource Restricted Resource
1888–present. Full-text online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
Biological Sciences/Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management/MEDLINE Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
earch these 3 databases at the same time; a good way to start searching for primary literature about almost any topic in Biology
BioOne Complete Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of over 100 scholarly Biology journals from many different publishers. Coverage varies by title but is generally the current 5 to 10 years of issues. Access to the content is also available from other databases via JournalFinder and the "Search for full text" links.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Restricted Resource
Subjects covered include the nature, use, and teaching of language as well as linguistics, phonetics, speech, communication, sociolinguistics, philosophy of language, hearing and speech physiology, and related topics.
PsycARTICLES Restricted Resource
PsycARTICLES provides full text articles from numerous journals (principally published by the APA) covering general and specialized topics in Psychology and related disciplines.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries--Disciplinary

Continuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in Art
Print Location: Reference GR705 .W47 2004
"The focus of this encyclopedia is on animals and their symbolism in diverse world cultures and in different eras of human history. Most entries on particular animals begin with brief zoological information, which includes the animal's scientific name and classification as well as its range, habitat, and behavior. Main, general entries on cultural, chronological, and geographical areas include cross-references to specific cultures discussed in greater detail. Other broader entries address the significance of animals in their own environments (e.g., architecture of animals, tool use by animals), and still others deal with animals in the human sphere (e.g., pet animal, zoo)."
Encyclopedia of Anthropology
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize GN11 .E63 2006 (3 vols.)

Encyclopedia of Evolution
Print Location: Science Library Reference QH360.2 .E54 2002

Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connection with Animals
Print Location: Science Library QL85 .E53 2007
Four volume encyclopedia providing a global perspective on  human connections with animals
Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom
Print Location: Science Library QL3 .A5413
20 volume encyclopedia.

Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend, and Literature
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor GR705 .S344 2001
An interdisciplinary discussion of Animals in Human Culture

Library Catalogs

WorldCat Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.

Reference Resources

Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
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