Librarians: Jennifer Garrett

Getting Started

The following reference sources are an excellent place to begin your research. They can give you a broad perspective on different topics in Anthropology, and help lead you to other sources with more specific information.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology (2006)

21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook (2010)

Annual Review of Anthropology (1972-2010)

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2009)

The Dictionary of Anthropology (1997)

Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts (2007) -- only available in print

Encyclopedia of Archaeology (2007)

The CIA World Factbook

>>> More sources, and more information about them, are at Anthropology Reference Tools.

Older Reference Materials

These materials are only available in print and are somewhat out of date, but may still be useful to you in your research:

  • Companion encyclopedia of anthropology (1994), available in print in D.H. Hill Library
  • Encyclopedia of cultural anthropology (1996), available in print in D.H. Hill Library
  • History of physical anthropology (1997), available in print in D.H. Hill Library
  • International dictionary of anthropologists (1991), available in print in D.H. Hill Library
  • Introduction to library research in anthropology (1997), available in print in D.H. Hill Library
  • Fieldwork in the library: a guide to research in anthropology and related area studies (1994), available in print in D.H. Hill Library
  • Anthropological resources: a guide to archival, museum, and library collections (1999), available in print in D.H. Hill Library