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Guide for Library Research in Anthropology

Welcome to the Anthropology Research Guide

There are many ways to conduct research in anthropology. This guide will show you how to get started finding books, journal articles, and other types of data.


Need help quickly? Head over to the Ask Us page and submit your question as a message or start a chat with a librarian Monday - Friday 9 - 5 pm.

You can also email your Anthropology Librarian for help. I'm here to discuss your research over email or set up a one-on-one consultations over Zoom. If you feel stuck, don't hesitate to contact me.

What are some best bets for starting my research?

The Libraries offer access to some databases which contain resources specific to anthropology.

How do I search in eHRAF databases?

If the interface and search tools of eHRAF databases are unfamiliar to you, check out these tutorials: