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Resources for those doing research in the area of anthropology

Search terms for books

To locate books, use the library catalog and do an Advanced Search using the term anthropology. Add other search terms in the additional search boxes that relate to your topic. Examples might include:

  • archaeology
  • applied anthropolgy
  • ethnography
  • evolution
  • forensics
  • linguistics
  • physical anthropology
  • primates

You may wish to use even narrower terms, such as a particular culture, language, archaeological site, or species.

Call Numbers

CC 1-960: Archaeology
GN 1-890: Anthropology
GR 1-941: Folklore

Anthropology encyclopedias can be found in the reference section on the first floor under these call number ranges; also, books can be found under these ranges on the 4th floor of Gelman (see Gelman Stacks Map to left).

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