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Anth 340: Maya, Aztec, & Inca Civilizations

This guide will help you find and evaluated sources for your research in Anth 340.

Anth 340:Maya, Azted, & Inca Civilizations

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COVID-19 Updates

Please note: while we try to keep our guides as up-to-date as possible, the most current information on WSU Pullman Library operations and Services can be found at the links below:


Welcome! This guide should help you navigate library services and resources that you can use for your research in Anthropology 340. Specifically, you will find information here that will help you...

  • Tell the difference between academic sources and popular sources
  • Find credible and scholarly articles and books that will provide context for your topic

Because we are all living through unusual times, this guide will also link you to information on currently available library services. You can find updates at our WSU Libraries Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates and Resources Page.  And information about special services is available at Special Circumstances: Remote Resources And Guidance.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you need help locating or accessing resources. 

Accessing Online Sources

Tips for Finding Full-Text Online Sources in Search It

You can still request articles from other libraries and we should be able to get them to you. However, it is good to know how to limit your search to items that are available online through WSU. To do that in Search It, follow these steps:

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  1. In Search It, type in your search terms and run your search.
  2. In the left side of the screen, under Availability, select "WSU Online Resources" and "Open Access"


This should limit your search to items that are already available in full text from journals and databases the WSU Libraries subscribe to, as well as to open access publications..

Tools to help with Online Access

LibKey Nomad and the Libraries’ Proxy Bookmarklet are both tools that can help make accessing online articles quicker and easier. If you use them, you won't have to log in as often when you are accessing articles. More information on these tools, including instructions for how to set them up, is  available at

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