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AN 103: Introduction to Archaeology: Finding Journal Articles & Databases

A Guide to Support Student Research

Using Quick Search to Find Journal Articles

QuickSearch is a tool that allows you to search for resources across the majority of SHU Library's print and digital collections. Using the search box, you can search using keywords related to your topic and get results that include materials like eBooks, video, newspaper articles, and journal articles. QuickSearch is a great place to start your research, giving you a snapshot of what is available for your topic across a wide-range of resources.

To learn more about using QuickSearch, access SHU Library's Using QuickSearch Guided Tour Tutorial.

Use the search box below to try yourself.





To look specifically for journal articles using QuickSearch, watch the video below.

Key Databases

Below are some specific databases I would recommend for researching archaeology. All of them are multidisciplinary, so they cover many subjects and topics. Depending on your research topic, you may want to consult one or all the databases to find the information you need.

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database, meaning it covers a wide range of subjects which can be useful when first diving into a new topic.

To learn more about using Academic Search Premier, access SHU Library's Using Academic Search Premier Guided Tour Tutorial


JSTOR provides access to more than 10 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. That makes it a pretty powerful tool to find research on your topic.

To learn more about using JSTOR, access SHU Library's Using JSTOR Guided Tour Tutorial.


Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of humanities and social sciences content. Its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic libraries worldwide. MUSE books and journals are from leading university presses and scholarly societies.

For assistance using the advanced-search functions in Project Muse, see the video below