General Anthropology

Cover image for Vol. 23 Issue 2

Edited By: Conrad P. Kottak, Chris Furlow, and Kathryn Kozaitis

Online ISSN: 1939-3466

AnthroSource 2.0

AnthroSource 2.0

What is AnthroSource?

AnthroSource is the American Anthropological Association’s publishing portfolio, which offers members and subscribing libraries full-text AnthroSource 2.0 anthropological resources from the breadth and depth of the discipline. AnthroSource is:

  • A digital searchable database containing both current and legacy AAA publications since 1888.
  • More than 250,000 articles from AAA journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs in a single place.
  • For a list of publications included in AnthroSource click here.

First built in 2003, AnthroSource is being updated. It is set to relaunch in early 2015, with a host of new features and improvements. We’re calling this version AnthroSource 2.0

AnthroSource 2.0’s new features will include:

  • An updated visual design.
  • Tried and tested website features, validated by user research.
  • Search and discoverability enhanced by the integration of AnthroSource into the Wiley Online Library (WOL) platform. The entire collection will be full-text searchable, and will be powered by the WOL search function.
  • A more seamless user experience, with fewer clicks to reach content.
  • Anywhere Article, immediately available, allowing content to be easily read on mobile and tablets
  • Almetric scores displayed for all articles in WOL, measuring an article’s impact on traditional and social media.
  • Seamless integration of Early View (for journals that publish articles electronically ahead of print).
  • New share or bookmarking features available on sites like: Digg, Diigo, StumbleUpon, Facebook, CiteULike, Connotea, Delicious, Mendeley, and Twitter.
  • Immediate updates passed through from subsequent WOL platform upgrades.

Sneak Preview

The following images show prototypes for the AnthroSource 2.0 hub page and a sample journal homepage. Please note that these are still works in progress —the image shown is not a fully designed web page and does not reflect the final site design.

The new pages are cleaner and visually appealing. You can browse articles directly from the homepage and choose whether to see recently published articles, most cited, etc. Abstracts appear when you scroll over the article list, a very popular feature from our user testing, as it allows the reader to skim abstracts quickly and decide whether to click through to the full article. New features like the article carousel and editor’s highlights provide other opportunities to discover content that may be of interest. The features carousel also allows more graphics to support a more engaging page. If your goal is to find a specific article quickly, there’s a search bar at the top of the page and a drop-down menu with the list of journal pages for easy access. The new AnthroSource will offer an improved user experience for both search and discoverability.

AnthroSource 2.0

After launch there will be plans for developing an AnthroSource 2.0 App. Stay tuned for more info as we get closer to the launch for AnthroSource 2.0.

AnthroSource hub page:


Journal homepage:


How to Subscribe

AnthroSource is a benefit of AAA membership. To join the American Anthropological Association, click here.

Librarians may purchase a subscription to AnthroSource for their institution. To inquire about a subscription, please contact your Wiley Sales Representative or send a message to