Anthropology is a wide-ranging field with four subfields: Cultural/Social Anthropology, Physical/Biological Anthropology, Linguistics, and Archaeology. Anthropology also overlaps with a number of other disciplines, including biology, ecology, sociology, psychology, economics, political science, women's studies and various area studies. Therefore, in anthropology, in order to do comprehensive research, it is important to think about which other disciplines are relevant to your topic.
See the Anthropology How To guide if you are a new researcher or undertaking your first project in anthropology.
General Reference Sources:
Reference sources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, or guides to the literature are a great way to find background information on a topic as well as build a vocabulary for searching in the discipline.
Click on the title to get to the catalog record. To find additional handbooks and more recent publications, search for anthropology handbook or archeology handbook as the keyword in the library catalog.
Click on the title to get to the catalog record. To find additional topical dictionaries or more recent volumes, search for anthropology dictionaries, archeology dictionaries, or ethnology dictionaries as the keyword in library catalog.