Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) is an excellent place to begin your research for most topics. The database indexes thousands of scholarly journals, including some important titles in Archaeology. To limit your search to academic journals, click the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Box before you enter your search terms.
JSTOR is a journal archive with thousands of full-text articles. However, because of its archival nature, there will generally be a three to five year window in the currency of the articles. See the Selected Archaeology Journals tab for the link to search just JSTOR's Archaeology collection.
The eHRAF Collection of Archaeology is a cross-cultural database containing information on prehistory. This unique, annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions and the full-text documents are subject-indexed to the paragraph level.
Use interlibrary loan services to obtain copies of scholarly articles which are not available here at Sacramento State. Articles requested via interlibrary loan take three to five days, so plan ahead!
Google Scholar can be a means to find articles. However, Google Scholar is best used as a last resort, rather than an intitial starting point for research. Utilize materials Sacramento State is paying for (and therefore by extension you are paying for) before using Google Scholar.