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ANTH 11A: Cultures and Ideas 1: Home

Research guide designed to help the students in C&I 1 / Anth 11A

Anthropology 11A


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Research Guide

Cultures and Ideas 1 / Anth 11A

This guide is designed to help you with your research project for Anth 11A.  It will help you:

  • Learn tips for the search process;
  • Find definitions of concepts from different perspectives (biological, cultural, and historical);
  • Understand what a scholarly article is and where to find them;
  • Find books on your topic;
  • Cite the sources you use in your assignment. 

Research is a Process

Thinking of research as a process will help you plan the phases of your search.  Most people start the process with questions, and gain more clarity as they begin reading and learning about their topic. This video explains the concept of research as a process in more detail.  

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