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Finding site reports is challenging, since the term "site report" rarely appears in the title, and the term "site" is only used for some older materials. For example, you can search "Moyer Site," one of Laurier's first Ontario dig locations, and find a report from 1973.
Search for site reports in the Primo catalogue. If you know the name of the site, try searching this first. Otherwise, the best way to find site reports is to try the following subject terms in the Advanced Search in Primo:
- Works on the antiquities of particular regions, countries, cities, and under individual ethnic groups are entered under the name of the place or group subdivided by Antiquities e.g. Egypt – Antiquities; Mayas – Antiquities.
- This is a broad heading covering the study of archaeology as a branch of learning. Archaeology, like the term antiquities, can also be divided by regions, countries, cities and individual ethnic groups.
- Excavations (Archaeology)
- Excavations (Archaeology) is now the preferred subject term and replaces: Archaeological digs; Archaeological excavations; Digs (archaeology); Excavation sites (archaeology); Ruins; Sites, Excavation (archaeology)
Found within the Government Documents Collections are a large number of publications known as the “Mercury Series” produced by federally funded institutions such as:
- Archaeological Survey of Canada; Canadian Museum of Civilization; Canadian Ethnology Service; Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies; National Museum of Man (Canada). History Division; National Museum of Man (Canada). Ethnology Division
To access these documents, use the Advanced Search function in Primo:
- change the first box from "Any" to "in the title"
- change the second box from "contains" to "is (exact)"
- in the 3rd box, type: Mercury Series
As of March 2012, there are 433 records in TUG responding to this search.
Abstracts in Anthropology
Abstracts in Anthropology contains some basic site reports. Search functionality is limited to the abstract and title fields.
To access these documents:
- browse subject headings for terms used to describe broad geographical areas
- or, type 'site' in search box and browse list of results
- ABZU. Guide to resources for the study of the Ancient Near East available on the Internet, from the Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, Chicago.
- Electronic Resources for Classicists: The Second Generation. Comprehensive site maintained at the University of California (Irvine).
- WWWorld of Archaeology. Publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, providing links to general and regional search tools, journals, institutes and projects, including, excavation sites (e.g., the Athenian Agora).
- I.A. Recordings: The First Industrial Archaeology Web Site. Voluntary organization based in Great Britain, provides links to over 600 sites worldwide on industrial archaeology.
Electronic Books (Open Access)
- The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. More than one hundred volumes of scholarship from the Institute's research programs, accessible without charge.
- Bryn Mawr Classical Review. Since 1990, book reviews of current scholarly works in classical studies, including archaeology.
- TOCS-IN: Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists. Provides the tables of contents of about 160 journals in the areas of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals. Where possible, links are given with articles of which the full text or an abstract is available online (about 6%). This is a volunteer project started in 1992.