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Researching an Anthropology Topic

Black and white photo of Margaret Mead with children in SamoaThis guide will help you locate books, articles, and other sources that can help with your anthropology research.

There are several types of sources you will want to look for in researching your anthropology assignments:

  1. Print books: these resources live in the library (whether in the stacks, the reference area, or at the reserve desk) and some may be checked out for as long as twenty-eight days.

  2. Ebooks: many reference books, nonfiction books, and fiction books can be found in electronic format.

  3. Articles: come from periodicals (newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals). The library owns some periodicals in print and gives you access to many more via our online databases.

  4. Films and Videos: links to films on anthropology topics.

Margaret Mead in Samoa. By Tomste1808 (Own work). Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Looking for Anthropology journals? AnthroSource is the place to start.  anthrosource logo