The librarian for this subject is Mr. Jeffrey A. Franks. 

See the Collection Development Policy for Anthropology.

Finding Background Information

Use these resources to find general and background information on your research topic. Help with writing a research paper.

  • Barnard, Alan, and Jonathan Spencer, eds. Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology. New York: Routledge, 1996. -Reference GN307.E527
  • Ellis, Linda, ed. Archaeological Method and Theory: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 2000. - Reference CC75.A654
  • Kibbee, Josephine Z. Cultural Anthropology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources. Englewood, Colo.: libraries Unlimited, 1991. - Reference Z5111.K53
  • Levinson, David, and Melvin Ember, eds. Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. New York: Henry Holt, 1996. - Reference GN307.E52
  • Murray, Tim, ed. Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC Clio, 2001. - Reference CC100.E54
  • Shaw, Ian, and Robert Jameson, eds. A Dictionary of Archaeology. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 1999. - Reference CC70.D53
  • Stevenson, Joan C. Dictionary of Concepts in Physical Anthropology. New York: Greenwood, 1991. - Reference GN50.3.S74
  • Winthrop, Robert H. Dictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology. New York: Greenwood, 1991. - Reference GN307.W56

Finding Books

In each catalog use a 'word' search to find relevant books. Click on or search by the 'subject' field of the relevant item to find similar items. I need help using The UA Libraries catalog. I need help with call numbers. I need help finding other materials.

Finding Articles

There are no articles in The UA Libraries Catalog or OhioLINK. You must search the following databases to find articles on your topic. Use a 'keyword' or "subject" search to locate a relevant article. When you find an article in any database you must check The UA Libraries Catalog for the journal title. If Akron does not have the article you need, you must request the article withILLiad. I need more help finding articles.

Databases Most Useful for Anthropology 

Other Useful Databases

 *Other databases will be useful depending upon your choice of topic. For instance if you are writing about ancient art forms or the art of a specific culture, Art Abstracts or Humanities International Complete may be useful. If you are writing about how a culture’s belief system influences their emotional well-being and/or behavior, you may find the EBSCO Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection or Sociological Collection useful. If you are researching women in society, Women’s Studies International is relevant, etc. 

Finding Full-Text Journals Online

Many scholarly journals are offered in full-text. Use the following to locate full-text journals.

Internet Resources

If using Web sites as resources for your research determine the authority and accuracy of the information.  Please evaluate each website to make sure that it is authoritative. For help doing this, consult your subject librarian.

Anthropology Internet Directories

Anthropological Concepts and Methods

Professional Associations

Local and Regional Resources

Guides and Handbooks

Educational Opportunities

Subject Specific News