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ANTH 113.03: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Home

Prof. Mei Han

Assignment

Find one piece of cultural anthropogical writing (travel log, missionary diary, or newspaper article) written and published before 1900. 

Do we have a subscription?

Use the link below to see if Kenyon's library subscribes to a newspaper, magazine, or academic journal. You will be able to find out where we keep the magazine. Locations will include the the Current Periodicals (on the 3rd floor), the Bound Periodicals (on the 1st floor), the microfilm (on the 2nd floor), or online. 

How to find books (and other items) in the library.

Our library catalog is called CONSORT. The library catalog is a list of everything the library owns. You may use the catalog to find books, journal/magazine subscriptions, videos, and music in the library (in the building or online). Kenyon shares its catalog with Denison University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the College of Wooster.

Search Options:

  • Keyword: Find a book, or other item in the library, by using random terms of interest. For example, travel and Africa.
  • Author: Find a book written by a specific author. For example, Mead, Margaret.
  • Title: Find a book or journal by searching with its name. For example, Coming of Age in Samoa or National Geographic.
  • Subject: Find a book by using specific search terms developed by librarians. For example, South America -- Description and travel. For help using Subject terms come to the Reference Desk.

Search Tips:

  • Use CONSORT's advanced search options when searching for specific books or other items. 
  • CONSORT will search for both print books and ebooks. Many of the older (pre-1900) publications have been digitized so these books would only be available online.
  • For this assignment, don't forget to limit your search by publication year (before 1900).
  • If you find a book that is located in our Special Collections and Archives, be sure to note their hours as they are not always open when the library is. 
  • You can always contact the Reference Desk for research help. You can also make an appointment with me

Other Places To Look.

Travel logs, diaries, and newspaper articles are what researchers call primary sources. But what is a primary source?

A Primary Source is a first-hand record of an event created by someone who experienced the events or conditions being documented. Very often these sources are created at the time when the events or conditions are occurring, but primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later. A primary source can be in any format (e.g., book, newspaper, data collection, print, online, etc...). Primary sources may vary between disciplines. 

A Secondary Source typically analyzes, discusses, or describes the event pertaining to the primary source.

To find out more about the primary source collections at Kenyon, including more information about what is a primary source, see: http://kenyon.libguides.com/primary.

Below is a list of primary source collections that may be useful for this assignment:

Subject Guide

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