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ANTH 312: Medical Anthropology (Dr. Fowler)

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Recommended journals: Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Anthropology and Medicine, Medical Anthropology, Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, Journal of Contemporary and Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Social Science and Medicine.

To find a specific journal at Wofford, navigate to the Database + Journal Finder tab, then put the name of the journal in the "Search for journals" box.

The Wofford library homepage is pictured. In the center navigation box, the Database + Journal Finder tab is highlighted, and the journal name "Medical Anthropology Quarterly" has been typed into the second search box on the tab.


Your search results might show multiple sources for the same journal. Pick the database that has the broadest date coverage, or one that has early issues if you are looking at historical treatments of your topic.

The journal search page shows 4 different databases that host Medical Anthropology Quarterly, with links to each database.


On the journal landing page, look for a link to search within the publication. You may have to change the drop down in the search box to just the current publication, as you see in the JSTOR image. You can also browse issues by picking a year and volume.

The journal landing page for Medical Anthropology Quarterly in the database Social Sciences Full Text. The "search within this publication link" on the top left is highlighted. On the right side, the list of issues is also highlighted.


The landing page for Medical Anthropology Quarterly in the database JSTOR. Next to the search bar at the top of the page, the drop down menu has been changed to "In This Journal."


Wofford OneSearch is a single search platform that contains books, ebooks, journal articles, magazines, newspapers, audio, video, and reference materials. It is a great place to explore your topic and find scholarly resources, but it can sometimes be overwhelming due to the amount of information a normal search will pull up. Think of it like shopping on Amazon: you should tell OneSearch exactly what you're looking for using keywords and choosing the right limiters in the left column of your search results.

The Wofford library homepage. Under the large header image, the OneSearch box is in the middle of the page.



For example, a search for genetic engineering retrieves nearly 3 million results. You can narrow your search by adding additional keywords or using the limiters in the left column.

OneSearch search screen. We searched for the term genetic engineering and found nearly 3 million results. None of the limiters in the left column have been selected.



Choosing only scholarly and peer reviewed articles and limiting our results to articles published in the last 3 years reduces the number of articles to about 350,000. 

The same OneSearch search results screen as above, only we have selected Scholarly & Peer Review in the left limiter column and chosen the Last 3 Years limiter in the left column. We now have about 350,000 results.



Finally, we can add additional keywords to make our search more specific. Adding the keyword food to our search brings up scholarly articles published in the last three years about the genetic engineering of food. Play around with your keywords and limiters until you find articles or books that will work for your project.

The same OneSearch search results page as above, except we have added the keyword food to the search box, along with genetic engineering.



When you find resources that you'd like to save, click on the folder icon next to the item. Your sources will be saved in a folder in the top right corner of OneSearch. Don't forget to email yourself the folder before you close your browser!

Our OneSearch search results page. Next to the first article title, the folder icon is highlighted. In the main menu bar's top right corner, the folder icon shows the number 1 and is also highlighted.