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General AnthroSource Information

  • AnthroSource looks better. What’s different?

On July 22nd, AnthroSource was launched with improved design and new functionality, described in this September 2014 an article on the new AnthroSource 2.0 written by Wiley Associate Editor, Mike O'Riordan. Specifically the new site now:
- Great new look and feel – access the site anytime, anywhere, on any device.
- Enhanced discoverability of content across all AnthroSource journals with full-text searching.
- Easy navigation – reach content in as few as two clicks.
- Altmetric scores available – measure each article’s impact across all forms of media.

  • How soon will the latest issues be posted on AnthroSource?

In most cases, issues become available on AnthroSource just prior to the completion of the printed version.

  • Will I have access to AnthroSource when I'm away from home or my institution doing fieldwork?

YES! As a AAA member, you have full access to AnthroSource wherever you can connect to the Internet.

  • If my library doesn't have a subscription and I'm not a AAA member, can I get into AnthroSource?

You can either become a member of AAA by clicking here for more information.
Recommend AnthroSource to a librarian by clicking here.

  • If I am a non-AAA member surfing the web, can I access AnthroSource content?

Yes, for non-members AnthroSource content can be accessed on a pay-per-view basis via ReadCube. Wiley Online Library, in conjunction with ReadCube, provides flexible, attractively priced options to access individual journal articles through either permanent access in the Cloud, 48-hour online rental or as a standard PDF download. For more information on access options and pricing, please visit this page.

  • How is my AnthroSource member benefit different from my library's subscription to AnthroSource?

AAA members have full-text access to all AnthroSource content as a benefit of membership. Institutional AnthroSource subscribers have access to all content with the exception of the most recent 10 years of Anthropology News. The offer of current Anthropology News content online is exclusive to AAA members.

  • I already use JSTOR for some of the AAA journals, what is different about AnthroSource?

There are five important differences:

  1. The most recent seven years of AAA's journals are not available through JSTOR. However, the complete run of AAA journals will be available through AnthroSource.
  2. AnthroSource provides reference links to all materials referenced in the articles that are also available on the web. JSTOR does not have this capacity.
  3. AnthroSource content is CrossRef indexed and constantly refreshed.
  4. All material in AnthroSource is indexed through Google, whereas JSTOR content is not.
  5. JSTOR includes only eight AAA publications; whereas AnthroSource includes all 32 of AAA's periodical publications.

Accessing and Using AnthroSource

  • How can I access AnthroSource from my university or college library?

There are two ways to do this:

  1. If your library provides internet access, you can login as a AAA member.
  2. If your library subscribes to AnthroSource, you can access it using their subscription.
  • Are you having difficulty accessing AnthroSource content after logging in successfully at the AAA website?

We recommend that you delete the cookies from your computer and try logging-in again.

If using Internet Explorer please click on the "Tools" drop-down menu and select "Internet Options." Under the "General" tab and the section "Browsing history" please click on "Delete..." after the "Delete temporary files, history, cookies, saved passwords and web form information."

Please click here to view information on how to delete cookies from other browsers.

If you encounter problems while using a Mac, this document may help.

  • Can AnthroSource be accessed using a PC and a MAC?

Yes. When accessing AnthroSource using a PC we recommend using the Internet Explorer browser. When accessing AnthroSource using a MAC we recommend using FireFox.

If you encounter problems while using a Mac, this document may help.

  • Can I print or download from AnthroSource?

Yes. As a AAA member, you can download and save to your computer and/or print full-text articles, abstracts, and tables-of-contents from AnthroSource.

  • Can I use citation manager software with AnthroSource?

AnthroSource supports CiteULike, Mendeley and RefWorks.

  • Can I search AnthroSource using Google?

Articles will be indexed so that a Google search can find them in AnthroSource via keyword, abstract, author, title, or publication.

Librarians' FAQs

  • Why hasn’t my institution been switched over to AnthroSource 2.0?

Please ask your librarian administrator to contact Wiley Customer Care at for questions about updating their EZproxy access.

  • Do libraries need to change their AnthroSource links to

Many institutions who subscribe to AnthroSource have two links for their users. One set takes them to the journal homepages on Wiley Online Library, like this example: These are still valid and should not be changed.

They may also have links to journal pages on the AnthroSource website like this one: These should be updated. Please contact Wiley Customer Care at for a list of the old and new journal links.

  • Are you a librarian and interested in subscribing to AnthroSource?

Subscribing to AnthroSource is easy! Click here for pricing and to subscribe.
Contact your Account Representative or email:

  • Would you like to set up a trial AnthroSource subscription for your library/institution?

Send your request to Wiley-Blackwell at

Please provide:

  • IP address/range
  • Library/institution name
  • Primary contact (name and email or phone)
  • Are you a librarian and need to obtain AnthroSource usage statistics?

AnthroSource usage statistics are available on a title basis directly from the Wiley Online Library platform. Detailed instructions are available at the Customer Administration page.

If you have further questions, please contact

  • Are AnthroSource subscribers still validated by IP address/range? How do I update my library/institution's IP address?

Yes, AnthroSource subscribers are validated for access according to IP address/range.

To update your library/institution's IP address for AnthroSource access, please contact Wiley-Blackwell at

  • What archival rights are included with a subscription to AnthroSource?

When a library or institution subscribes to AnthroSource they receive full online access to all AnthroSource content, with the exception of the most recent 10 years of Anthropology News. When the subscription ends, the library or institution retains access to the content published within the subscription period.