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AN 383 Medical Anthropology: Pluralistic Systems of Health Care

Dr. Alex Ruuska

Resources

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology, volumes 1 and 2. REF RA 418 .E354 2004. Volume 1 covers topics; volume 2 covers cultures (not a direct link: table of contents only). Each entry contains references.

Traditional Medicine: A Global Perspective. GN477 .T73 2010.

The Anthropology of Health and Healing. GN296 .W645 2010

Health, Risk, and Adversity. ebook.

Native American Ethnobotany. REF E 98 .B7 M66 1998.

The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine. ebook.

Encyclopedia of Medical History. REF R133 .M34 1985

Medicine as Culture. ebook.

Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present. RA649 .E53 1998

Bibliography of the History of Medicine. NMU Documents HE 20.3615:

International Bibliography of Social and Cultural Anthropology. GN 316 .I593.

Selected Medical Anthropological Journals (most available through NMU) and Database Resources:

  • Medical Anthropology Quarterly (earlier name Medical Anthropology Newsletter): Full text online through JSTOR from 1972-2010; indexed in the following databases in adition to JSTOR: Anthropological Index Online, SocialSciAbs, MEDLINE, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, and Academic OneFile.

  • Medical Anthropology: Unavailable at NMU, but indexed in the following databases: Anthropological Index Online, google scholar, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO. You can sneak a peek here from the publisher.

  • Social Science & Medicine RA 418 .S644: Both print and electronic access, 1984-1991 in paper; 1995-present online. Indexed in the following databases: CINAHL, SocialSciAbs, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, Academic OneFile.

  • Human Organization GN 1 .H83: Both print and electronic access, 1949-present in print and electronic. Indexed in the following databases: ABI Inform, America: History and Life, Anthropological Index Online, SocialSciAbs, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, Academic OneFile.

  • Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry: Online from 1997-present. Indexed in the following databases: MEDLINE, PsychINFO, Social Services Abstracts, SocialSciAbs, Springer, Academic OneFile.

  • Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine: Online from 2005-present. Indexed in the following databases: MEDLINE, and MLA.

  • Anthropology & Medicine. Indexed in Anthropological Index Online, CINAHL, google scholar, MEDLINE, PubMed, PsychINFO, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, Academic OneFile. Take a look at the publisher's website here.

  • Asclepio. Indexed in America: History & Life, Anthropological Index Online, and google scholar. Sneak a peek here (English version website)

  • Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology. Not a journal, but an irregular series. Some is indexed in google scholar. You can browse many titles. Publisher link.

  • Cultura de Los Cuidados. Online from 2006-present. Indexed in CINAHL.

  • Culture, Illness & Healing. Not a journal, but an irregular series. Publisher link.

  • Cultures et Medecines. French. Not a journal, but an irregular series. Publisher link.

  • Anthropologie & Santé. Also French, but a regular journal. Some is indexed in google scholar. Full text.

  • Curare: Journal of Ethnomedicine and Transcultural Psychiatry. German. Indexed in Anthropological Index Online, Social Services Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts. Publisher link.

  • Dental Anthropology. Indexed in Anthropological Index Online and google scholar; online back to 1986. Publisher link.

  • Ethnicity & Disease. Indexed in google scholar and Medline. Publisher link.

  • Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha. Publisher's website.

  • Medecines du Monde. French. Not a journal, but an irregular series. Publisher's website.

  • Medicina Antropologica. Argentinian. Publisher's website.

  • Papeles de Trabajo. Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios en Etnolingüística y Antropología Socio-Cultural. Argentinian. Full text.

  • Sexologi. Norwegian. Indexed in google scholar. Publisher's website.

  • Transcultural Psychiatry. Online from 1964-present. Indexed in CINAHL, Sage, Medline, PsychINFO, Social Services Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts .

Direct links to databases listed above: ABI Inform, Academic OneFile, America: History & Life, CINAHL, JSTOR, MEDLINE (PubMed), MEDLINE (FirstSearch), MLA, PsychINFO, Sage, Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, and Springer. The odd one out is the Anthropological Index Online--this is a free database.

Google Scholar. Not a free-for-all Internet search. Try the Advanced Search for a bit more control over your search.

NMU Library Catalog and for searching in Michigan libraries, MelCat, and even farther afield, WorldCat. Search with subject terms such as anthropology, “medical anthropology”, “medicine, traditional”, ethnobotany, ethnobiology, “traditional medicine”, "social medicine", "anthropology, cultural".

Interlibrary Loan of resources. Plan ahead! Get your books or articles early. Register for this now if you have not already done so! Requesting is easy when you use the button within most databases.

Internet Resources

Society for Medical Anthropology, a subgroup of the American Anthropological Association. Contains links to resources, news, journal information, contacts in the field, their blog, etc.

Native American Ethnobotany. Database from Daniel Moerman at U-M Dearborn (author of Native American Ethnobotany, listed above under Print Resources). Briefly cites the original publications where a reference to the plant and its use was mentioned, and then links to the USDA description of the plant.

Bibliography of Medicinal Plants from the Library of Congress, and one of Ethnobotany of the Americas.

Links from the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology.

MedAnth (A lot of Anthropology instructors had linked to this. Looks a bit suspect to me).

Medical Anthropology resources can be found using the Social Science Information Gateway website.

Infomine: A scholarly resource search engine. It's shut down but still has good resources.

Medical Anthropology Glossary from Palomar College. Medical Anthropology is just one of the resources off their Cultural Anthropology Resources page.

Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health & Illness. Resource from the National Library of Medicine.

Demographic & Health Surveys from Measure DHS. Profiles over 90 countries with information about "health, nutrition, HIV, and population". Includes customizable data sets. Additional current information on health care and medicine in other countries can be found in Country Studies from the Library of Congress. The State Department's Post Reports were removed from public viewing in 2005, but might still have relevant information. An additional government resource is the Centers for Disease Control.

History of Medicine Homepage from the National Library of Medicine.

Citing

American Anthropological Association Styleguide. The Association's citation style is based upon the Chicago Manual of Style. A print copy of the Chicago Manual of Style can be found in the reference collection: REF Z253 .U69 2003.

Zotero. Only in the Mozilla browser, and standalone for Chrome and Safari. Manage your citations.

Need Further Assistance?

Stop by the Reference Desk for further assistance with any of these sources.  You can also contact the Reference Desk through live chat or by phone at 227-2294, or the creator of this course guide, Bruce Sarjeant, Reference Librarian (227-1580), LRC234.



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