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The resources on this page are Preus-Certified as great places to start for research in Anthropology. 

Additional and more advanced resources are available from other tabs of this guide.

Library Research


Start with Reference

If you have a general topic in mind, Reference sources will help you narrow your research focus and will uncover keywords and concepts to use in your search. 

Below are links to online Reference sources and a representive list of print Reference sources (found on the main floor of the library).

Online Reference Sources

  • Companion Encyclopedia of Archaeology
    Also available in print. The call number is Ref CC70 .C59 1999
    The work explores the theory and methodologies of archaeology, cross cultural themes, and themes of archeological history.
  • Oxford Companion to Archaeology
    Also available in print. Ref CC 70 .O96 1996
    Subjects covered include areas of the world, biograhies, artifact analysis, and the history and future of archaeology.
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology
    Revised edition of Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology, published in 2010.
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts
    Also Available in print. Call number: Ref GN 316 .R37 2000
    The work has sixty entries describing concepts that are used by anthropologists. The work contains cross-references, an index, and an extensive bibliography.
  • Credo Reference  
    An online collection of over 500 full-text reference books from over 60 scholarly publishers
  • Oxford Reference Online  
    This online source provides access to subject and language reference works from Oxford University Press
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Over 72,000 articles from the encyclopedia and Britannica Book of the Year. Over 10,000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, flags and more. Includes Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary with over 75,000 definitions and pronunciation guides. Continuously revised.


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