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Selected Resources on Ancient Mesoamerica


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Use the advanced search search box and be sure to limit your search to Books (use the dropdown associated with Material Type:) to retrieve monographs in print and electronic format on topics related to Ancient Mesoamerica.

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  • Is often better done when the keyword search isn't garnering material appropriate to the topic.
  • May take more work, but will yield better results than a keyword search.




Selected databases for articles on Ancient Mesoamerican culture or groups:

Selected Journals

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Finding the Actual Article

Many of the databases will only provide you with a citation. To retrieve the full text of an article from within most databases, use the Find It @SacState link, which can usually be found at the end of a database record summary.