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ANTH 150: Religion in Culture and Society

This guide was created in Fall 2022 for Dr. Jegathesan

Undergraduate Learning Librarian

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Kelci Baughman McDowell
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Santa Clara University
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Anthropology Databases

SCU Library subscribes to hundreds of databases to put information in your hands that is usually behind a paywall.

We have 17 databases tagged for anthropological research, the most popular following below.

You may need to search databases not typically tagged for anthropological research depending on your topic.

Browse databases by subject available through SCU Library or make an appointment with the anthropology librarian.

Religious Studies Databases

SCU Library subscribes to hundreds of databases to put information in your hands that is usually behind a paywall.

We have 17 databases tagged for research in religious studies, the most popular following below.

Searching More Than One Database at a Time

You may need to search databases not typically tagged for anthropological research depending on your topic.

Browse databases by subject available through SCU Library or make an appointment with the anthropology librarian.


Video showing how to search multiple EBSCO databases at once:


Video showing how to use OneSearch for multidisciplinary research:


Video showing how to pick a subject-specific database, for interdisciplinary research:

Search OSCAR for Anthropolgy Books

Utilize the advanced search in OSCAR to find books on your topic.

Books may be described different in OSCAR than articles are in the databases. So, sometimes you need to use larger concepts rather than very specific ones. For example, North American Indigenous ceremonies rather than tobacco, north america, and indigenous

In the following screenshot there is a very sophisticated search going on:

  • Multiple keywords
  • Boolean operators AND and OR, which narrow and expand the search, respectively
  • Use of the asterisk * to broaden any ending of a word (acts as a wildcard)
  • Limited to ebooks
  • Limited to English

Use these options to suit your needs. You can also limit by physical books.