Research Advice

Anthropology of Childhood and the Family


Sarah Elichko // 03/08/18

Social Sciences & Data Librarian

Research Proposal: Types of Sources

Primary Sources


Secondary Sources

Texts from class (3+)
     • Articles, book chapters, etc.

Not needed:
Outside secondary sources (articles and books written by scholars)


• Blog by parents who have children with severe food allergies

• TV show depicting a couple deciding not to have children


• A magazine article discussing mothers campaigning for stricter gun control laws

Finding Sources (step-by-step process)

Are you looking for
a specific source?

Known Item




Check Tripod

Get It
(online / at the library)

Request It
(articles, DVDs, books, etc.)


Research Tools

Tri-College Consortium

E-Z Borrow
Academic libraries
in PA, NJ, NY

InterLibrary Loan

Libraries all over
the world

   Penn      Drexel     Temple     NYU      Rutgers

  Swat          Haverford      Bryn Mawr

 Oxford                      Columbia               UC Berkeley  

Harvard       Stanford     Museum of Natural History

You can request books, DVDs, etc from:

Get ideas + find research tools:

ANTH 002E Research Guide


(To find it, search Tripod for childhood or ANTH 002E.)

1. Identify movies that focus on certain themes.

(Screen Studies Collection)

Research Tools: 3 Examples

2. Find articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers.

(LGBTQ Life)

3. Search across multiple social media platforms at once.

Get research advice:

Sarah Elichko / Social Sciences & Data Librarian


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