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Social Sciences - Archaeology: Databases and journals


You must sign in to OneSearch to access our full range of resources.

Use OneSearch to search the for the following resources at once:

  • UWA print collection
  • ebooks
  • journal articles
  • exam papers
  • CMO materials
  • newspaper articles
  • conference proceedings
  • law reports
  • music scores
  • and more

Find recommended readings

Search CMO for materials identified by your lecturers as important for your unit. Need help with CMO? Try our CMO guide

What is CMO?

Course Materials Online (CMO) is the UWA Library's Resource List Management System, which provides online access to course reading lists. It comprises of links to full text journal articles and book chapters, and to OneSearch records of items held in the Library's collections. It is accessible from any computer in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How to search using Boolean

To help refine your keyword searches it is recommended that you use Boolean operators (AND, OR, and NOT).  These operators help connect your search terms and are used to broaden or narrow your search results.

AND - Placing AND between search terms instructs the database that both terms must appear somewhere in the results list.

NOT - When you place NOT before a keyword search it instructs the database that the keyword must not appear anywhere in the entry.

OR - Using OR between keywords instructs the database to search either or both of the keywords in the results list.

You are able to combine any of the Boolean operators to build very specific searches.

Google Scholar

Lets you search for scholarly literature across a variety of disciplines. Google Scholar is freely searchable and oftens offers direct access to the full text or through "Find it at UWA".

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Welcome to your Archaeology guide! 


Search the following databases to find information resources (e.g. journal articles and book chapters) on your subject. Using OneSearch will search across a number of databases at one time.

Journal Titles

The best place to begin to search for a specific journal title is in OneSearch.  Use the pull down menu to select "Journal Title" and search using a key word or actual publication title.

From the search results you can select "full text" to view only those available online through one of our databases or "physical resources" to view the location of print copies of the journal title within the library.

You can also view a full list of journal titles by searching Archaeology - Periodicals

Below are Journals relevant to Archaeology. (Links go to the online the versions of the journals. Search OneSearch for print holdings.)

Find UWA full text articles in Google Scholar with FindIt@UWA

Google Scholar logoActivate the FindIt@UWA links in Google Scholar to access the UWA full text version of articles. Once activated, you will see FindIt@UWA links - click these and the online, UWA databases will be searched for you.

To activiate the FindIt@UWA feature in Google Scholar when off campus:

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Click the options icon (the small white cog in the top right hand corner of the screen)
  3. Select Library links (on left side of the screen)
  4. Type University of Western Australia in the search box
  5. Tick the checkbox for the option The University of Western Australia (FindIt@UWA)
  6. Click Save