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The archaeology collection at the University of Calgary supports the teaching and research needs of the B.A. and M.A.and PhD programs at the University of Calgary. It also supports research requirements from many related disciplines.

Background Information

Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries are great places to get background information on your topic.



Handbooks can also provide very helpful background information:

Finding Articles and Books

While a search using the search box on the library home page will retrieve a number of  books and articles, more articles will be found using specialized databases such as the following:

Core Databases for Latin American Studies:

Handbook of Latin American Studies  - bibliography of books and articles on various aspects of Latin America

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)


Key Anthropology Databases:

Academic Search Complete

Anthropology Plus -  key database for locating archaeology journal articles

eHRAF Archaeology -  over 40 major archaeological traditions including Olmec, Maya  and Huatabampo

eHRAF World Cultures - ethnographic studies  -  includes over 60 documents for Mexico:  Zapotec,  Hanua, Maya, Tzeltal, Huichol and Tarahumara

JSTOR - full text database of core academic journals

Google Scholar  - make sure you are using this link or other links off library website so that you will be linked to all of the fulltext that the U of C subscribes to

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