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Anthropology, Archaeology & Paleontology


Academic Search PremierLogin Required
(Via EbscoHost) Full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further.
Annual Reviews OnlineLogin Required
Synthesis of social science & scientific literature; NWC has Ecology, Evolution & Systematics; Anthropology; Psychology; & Sociology in full-text. All other reviews are abstract only. 1996 - current.
Anthropological Index Online
Articles Website
An online index to locate anthropological articles.
Associates Programs Source PlusLogin Required
From EBSCOHost,  this database  (also referred to as Vocational Studies Premier) is designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, and provides comprehensive coverage of the most relevant associates program level content.  The database covers subjects as wide-ranging as: alcohol & drug abuse counseling, audiology, biotechnology, computer & data processing, CAD, cosmetology, electrical technology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, law enforcement & criminal justice, paralegal studies, robotics, travel & tourism, veterinary assisting, and dozens more.
Articles Encyclopedia Information Website
Biblical Archaeology
Britannica Academic EditionLogin Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information Maps
An excellent online encyclopedia, dictionary, and world atlas. Don't know much about your topic? Start here.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access)
Articles Government
Finding tool for Federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical (since 1976) and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. For publications 1895-1976 visit Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck).
Country Studies
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Culture GramsLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information Maps Statistics / Weights / Measures
Provided by the Wyoming Sate Library, Culture Grams provides demographic, political, economic, climate, and social statistical information and maps about world countries, states, and Canadian provinces.
Developing Countries - Data (World Bank)
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
World Bank ( provides data on countries around the world. Find developing countries under "income" levels.
E-Books (Non-fiction): Ebrary's Academic CompleteLogin Required
These non-fiction e-books span all academic subject areas. To view, download free ebrary player found on Ebrary's home page.  Not all functions will work with Firefox, use I.E., if possible. Now downloadable to your computer and devices including iPhone, iPad, Kobo, Nook, & Sony Reader, etc.
Ebsco eBook CollectionsLogin Required
New E-Book
The library subscribes to the following eBook collections that are searched together from this link: Publishing Collection, Academic Collection North America, and Community College Collection: Nursing & Allied Health (includes Vet Tech and Computer Software).
Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S. (Part of Gale Directory Library)Login Required
Directories / Phone Books
This publication is part of Gale Directory Library, a federated search engine of directories.
Federal Documents (FDsys - Federal Digital System: America's Government Information)
Articles Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
Searchable, downloadable, information & publications from the U.S. Government Printing Office .
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. government agencies. NOTE: Search this site for table information that is in the Statistical Abstracts of the United States. This publication is no longer published.
Films on DemandLogin Required
Collection by Films Media Group (FMG) of online educational videos. These films are viewed through streaming video and can be linked by faculty into online classes. Flash is the recommended viewing software. If streaming is not smooth, try a lower playback file size (300, or 400).
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (via EBSCO)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information
An online encyclopedia
Gale Reference (GVRL)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information
All of your favorite reference books online. Search within one reference title, across several reference titles, or even across several other Gale databases.  Note: GVRL may perform better with Firefox browser rather than Internet Explorer.
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Encyclopedia Information Government
Information for almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and its territories. The GNIS is our Nation's official repository of domestic geographic names information.
Global Road WarriorLogin Required
Statistics / Weights / Measures
Created by World Trade Press, this database provides statistics on countries around the world: demographics, banking, culture, climate, images, transportation, health, maps, travel, embassies, etc.
Google Cultural Institute
Images Website
Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces. Includes Art Project, HIstoric Moments, & World Wonders.
HRAF ArchaeologyLogin Required
Articles E-Book
eHRAF Archaeology is a cross-cultural database containing information on prehistory.  This unique, annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions and the full-text documents are subject-indexed to the paragraph level.
HRAF World CulturesLogin Required
Articles E-Book
The eHRAF World Cultures is a cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.  The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text documents are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.
JSTORLogin Required
Provides  full-text to scholarly journals in administration, African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, law, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population, psychology, public policy, sociology, statistics,  US and International Music research and theory, and more... Current issues are not included.
LANIC - Latin American Network Information Center
From the University of Texas at Austin, LANIC facilitates access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region. While many of our resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors, our site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals.
Lexis-Nexis - All News SearchLogin Required
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of information designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. This link provides advanced searching of all major world publications, newspapers, reviews, broadcasts & more.
Library of Congress
Biographies Government Images Music Newspaper
The LOC's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. Search the library's catalog and collections.
MasterFILE PremierLogin Required
Articles Biographies Images
(via EbscoHost) Multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,000 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 360 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
Montana Census & Economic Information Center
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
From the Montana Department of Commerce with links to Montana's census data.
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck)Login Required
An historical archive of U.S. Government publications from 1895-1976. For publications since 1976, visit Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access).
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium CollectionLogin Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information
From ready-reference (quick reference) to comprehensive scholarly articles.
Proquest CentralLogin Required
An interdisciplinary database by Proquest; includes JBI (nursing evidence-based journals) and agricultural journals.
Science Direct: College EditionLogin Required
Peer-reviewed journals, books, handbooks, & reference books covering scientific, social science, medical and technical information.
Government Website
FirstGov for Science. A portal to locate a vast number of scientific websites.
SciTech Collection (Proquest)Login Required
Proquest's full Science and Technology collection including biological, medical, physical, environmental, engineering, materials, toxicology, aerospace, telecommunications, computer sciences and much more!
Serials Locator (SFX)Login Required
Have a journal citation but need to find which database carries the full text? Search for the journal's title in this electronic journal locator tool created by ExLibris-SFX. Includes information about paper holdings at the library.
Theban Mapping Project
Images Website
Since its inception in 1978, the Theban Mapping Project (TMP, now based at the American University in Cairo) has been working to prepare a comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes. Read articles, search images, bibliographies, timnelines, etc.
Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Dictionaries / Thesauri
From the Getty Information Institute.
U.S. Gazetteer : 2000 and 1990
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 & 1990 Gazetteer files - Geographical census data.
U.S. News Archives on the Web
Newspaper Website
United States newspaper archives available on the Web
Articles Directories / Phone Books Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The official portal for all USA federal, state, and local information, from online documents and resources to social security benefits, government jobs and tips on stretching your dollars.
VAST: Academic Video OnlineLogin Required
From Alexander Street Press, this comprehensive multidisciplinary streaming video resource on the Web brings together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. With thousands and thousands of complete titles (not clips), VAST includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors.
WorldCat - cataloged items from libraries around the world
Library catalog of books, audiovisual materials, music scores and recordings, government publications, etc. from around the world. No journal articles. Find an item you wish to check out? Contact NWC Library & we will get the item for you via Interlibrary Loan.
Yahoo Maps
Maps Website
Portal to regional, health atlases, historical, interactive & world maps.

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