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Anthropology: Biological Anthropology

This subject guide provides recommendations for conducting research on topics related to Anthropology at UMaine.

Essential Resources

Anthropology Plus 
Covers the literature of anthropology, archaeology, and related fields

Complete electronic archive of all AAA journals through 2003; current issues for 11 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications

BIOSIS Previews
Indexes the literature of the biological and biomedical sciences

Database enables you to view the bones of both human and non-human primates.

Biomedical and life sciences journal citations

Paleontology Databases
A variety of free, online paleontology databases from

Indexes scientific literature on nonhuman primates from 1940 to present; includes all publication categories (articles, books, abstracts, technical reports, dissertations, book chapters, etc.) and many subject areas.

overs MEDLINE, plus additional life science journals and citations without MeSh headings

Sociological Abstracts 
International literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences; option to limit to peer-reviewed articles

Web of Science 
Indexes all major physical anthropology journals



Keywords to use in databases:

  • fossil hominids
  • evolution (biology)
  • heredity, human
  • human evolution
  • human genetics
  • human remains
  • human physiology
  • medical anthropology
  • physical anthropology
Interdisciplinary Search Options

From the archived catalog of Anthropology courses:

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