Selecting the best search scope for your research needs:
Library Catalog vs. VU Collections vs. Articles
|Search Scope||What is included?||When should I use it?|
For a more detailed explanation of your search scope options consult What am I searching?
A Selection of Useful Subject Headings
Try a SUBJECT search using one of the Library of Congress Subject Headings listed below:
|Material culture||Social archaeology|
|Feminist archaeology||Human remains (Archaeology)|
The following databases will help you find articles on your topic:
General Databases for Archaeology
Area Specific Databases for Archaeology
What is ?
FindIt@VU provides direct links from a database citation to the fulltext of the article (if available) and other supporting resources.
An FAQ for FindIt@VU is also available.
Example 1: Book
Conde Feitosa, L.
2013 The Archaeology of Gender, Love, and Sexuality in Pompeii. British Archaeological Reports. International Series 2533. Archaeopress, Oxford.
Example 2: Journal Article
Your first stop is the library catalog, either Library Catalog or Library Catalog, to see if we have a subscription to the journal. Search by the journal name. Once you access the journal, either online or in print, you'll be able to navigate to your specific article. Remember, you will not be able to search for individual articles in Library Catalog, only the journal titles. While Library Catalog may return individual articles in a search, it is not searching all of our subscriptions, so searching by the journal title is the safer bet.
2013 The Gendered House. Exploring Domestic Space in Later Italian Prehistory. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 26(2): 131–157.
Example 3: Chapter from an edited Volume
The library catalog is definitely your friend, either Library Catalog or Library Catalog. When searching for a chapter in an edited volume, remember you must search by the title of the work that contains the chapter or the editors of the work
2014 Roman Sexuality and Gender. In Themes in Roman Society and Culture. An Introduction to Ancient Rome, edited by M. Gibbs, M. Nikolic, and P. Ripat, pp. 164–188. Oxford University Press, Oxford.