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Anthropology

Learn how to find books, articles and other resources related to anthropology.

Searching for Books

All Pierce College Library books can be found through One Search. 

Use the search box to type in the title of a book, the author, or some keywords of the subject you are researching.

  • Title (example): the anthropology of religion, magic, and witchcraft
  • Author (example): Philip Stein
  • Subject or Keywords (example): "social media" bullying

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Tips for researching topics on the study of people

Using the Book Catalog to Locate Books

To locate books on the study of people:

  1. You can search for books by their title or author, or can do a keyword search to find books about a given topic. When researching topics related to anthropology, some useful keywords include: magic, religion, witchcraft, culture, ethnography, artifacts. Anthropology combined with the name of a particular anthropologist (like Franz Boaz or Zora Neal Hurston) will also yield a long list of options. 

  2. Write down the call number and location of the books you are interested in. The call number and location will be listed at the bottom of the item information screen under Holdings. Go find the book in the library's stacks or reference shelves. 

  3. Bring any books you want to check out to the Circulation Desk. Books from the stacks can be checked out for twenty-eight days. Reference books cannot leave the library, although you may photocopy pages from them.