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This is a general guide to resources for anthropology research.

About this guide

Welcome! This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective information research in anthropology, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs and e-book collections to search for books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles, reviews, and newspaper articles
  • Anthropological streaming audio and video
  • Archaeology resources
  • Medical anthropology resources
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in anthropology
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down

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Image: Justice for the Landless, from Jan Satyagraha, India (2012) via Wikimedia Commons

Background information

Consult scholarly reference sources to get an overview of a topic, an introduction to a theory, definitions to discipline-specific terms, and more.