Claudia Alcala Iniguez
Social Sciences Librarian
Need advice on writing or revising your paper? Visit UNC's Writing Center. You can make appointments and read helpful writing tips.
We have an online subject guide to help you find materials in specific areas of Anthropology.
Tutorial on evaluating articles. This will help you evaluate the suitability of articles for your papers.
Search for books or journals, or see what materials UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries own on your topic, using the catalog.
Sample catalog record: Hua song: stories of the Chinese diaspora
Library of Congress (LC) subject headings can be helpful when searching the catalog. An excellent strategy is to start with a simple keyword search in the catalog and identify one or more relevant books. Then you can look at the LC subject headings given to those titles, and you can follow the subject links in the catalog to find other, similar books, or you can use the terms in the subject headings to revise your search strategies.
Subject Search: Chinese--Foreign countries.
Advanced Boolean Keyword Search: chinese and (overseas or diaspora)
ISI Web of Science
Indexes all academic disciplines. Often includes a paper's references and also lists who has cited a paper.
Academic Search Premier
Excellent database for starting your research. Covers most academic disciplines, but not very deeply. Includes popular materials in addtion to peer-reviewed academic journals.
Contains full-text of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Includes Asianweek and Asian Ethnology.
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Citations to articles published worldwide from 1971 for East, Southeast and South Asia. Not full-text; use Find @ Your Library icon to search for full articles.
Full-text search of AAA publications.
Important scholarly journal literature in nearly all the humanities and social sciences disciplines. All articles have PDFs!
Indexes over 2,500 periodicals and edited works.
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service)
Indexes the literature of public and social policy. Indexes journal articles, books, government documents, statistical compilations, committee reports, reports of public and private organizations, and more.
Covers history of the world from 1450 to present. You can search by historical period.
Dr. Nonini and Claudia created this list of films for your class. It includes films from many genres, not just documentaries. Enjoy!
The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas (DS732 .E53 1999) is being held behind the Davis Reference Desk for your use. Please ask the librarians at the Reference Desk for it.
Wikipedia: free content online encyclopedia, collaboratively written by volunteers.
Use the e-journal finder to locate known articles for which you have a citation.
Good place to find international news articles. You can narrow search results by geography.