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Anthropology Research Guide

Use this research guide as your first stop in finding books, articles, websites, and more on the subject of Anthropology.

About this Guide

About this Guide

This resource is intended as a "something for everyone" subject research guide for Anthropology students. Bare this in mind as not all resources may be applicable or useful for your particular application. Take what benefits you, leave the rest.


Start your Research by reviewing a few Search Tips and how to Identify Keywords. Then look for resources such as:

Find Articles

Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are sources for information on current social issues and recent anthropological studies. These can be found by accessing the subscription library databases. You can also search the online availability of influential anthropology journals.  


Find Books

You can find a varied selection of print and online books about anthropological topics by typing keywords about your topic in Central Search (Catalog option). Books can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic. 

Reference refers to books and resources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, quick historical and biographical sketches. Add the word 'reference' to your search for these types of resources.


Find Internet Sources

The internet can provide a wealth of good information, especially from government sources and professional organizations. Look under the Internet Resources tab for a list of recommended sites. Always be sure to evaluate what you find on the internet.


Other helpful pages include tips on how to Evaluate and Cite Your Sources using APA, and how to Get Help.

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