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'Be An Anthropologist' Research Guide

Contact Librarian: Miriam Rigby,; 346-7202


Finding Background Information:

Encyclopedias and dictionaries are a useful place to gather background information on your topic.
A few examples:
  • Encyclopedia of Anthropology (Online)
  • International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology
    (REF KNIGHT HM 35 .I565 2006)
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology
    (REF KNIGHT HM 425 .C36 2006)
  • Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology
    (REF KNIGHT GN 307 .E52 1996)



Related Guides:

Useful Websites:

Looking for Articles ...

  • Anthropology Plus - The top anthropology database.
  • Sociological Abstracts - The top sociology database
  • GeoBase - The top geography database. (Human geography's significant overlaps with Cultural Anthropology Anthropology Plus.)
  • Web of Science - An excellent interdisciplinary database (sciences & social sciences).

Citing your sources ...

You should cite everything! Even things that are "free on the internet" need to be attributed to their authors. For Anthropology/Archaeology the commonly used citation method is the AAA Style Guide, which matches the Chicago Manual of Style.

Created by rigby on Aug 17, 2012 Last updated Aug 24, 2015
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