The intention of this assignment is to help you become familiar with conducting anthropological research using the Ashford University Library and prepare you for the Final Research Paper. You will also become familiar with identifying the thesis statement in articles. For this assignment, you will be locating articles and texts from a variety of databases that are commonly used in anthropological research.
In addition to being able to locate articles, it is important to be able to identify the thesis statements of the articles or texts to make sure they will be useful in your research.
The Article Selector quiz will assign you three articles for this assignment, so please go back and take the Article Selector quiz if you have not done so already. Next locate each of the three articles you were assigned in the Ashford University Library. For help with how to locate these articles, please view the ANT101 Finding an Article in the AU Library (Links to an external site.) tutorial.
After you have located the articles, the next step is to identify the thesis statement that is presented in each article. For help with identifying the thesis statements, please review the ANT101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Finding Thesis Statements (Links to an external site.) tutorial. After you have identified the thesis statements in your assigned articles, please complete the Locating Scholarly Resources (Links to an external site.) worksheet. Submit your completed worksheet via Waypoint.