There is no easy way to browse through anthropology books on the library shelves. General books on anthropology are in the call number range GN. However, most anthropology books are distributed throughout the collection. For example, anthropological ethnographies are classified with the books about the country/region of the culture (e.g., Africa in DT; Asia, DS; Latin America, F) and books from the four fields of anthropology could be classified in almost any call number depending on the subject (e.g., primates mostly in QL). Therefore, to find books on an anthropological subject, it is best to use a combination of searching the library's catalog and browsing.
Use the library catalog to find books, journals, films, government documents, microfilm collections and other materials at the Emory Libraries. Emory owns many DVDs related to anthropology in addition to the streaming content. These are included in the library catalog, but may be difficult to identify. Contact the Anthropology Librarian if you need help identifying films on your topic.
Streaming Ethnographic and Documentary Film Databases:
We try to provide everything you need for your research, but no library can do it all. If you find something that we don't have, we'll get it for you from another library using interlibrary loan, or contact the Anthropology Librarian for additional help.
One of the great anthropology collections is at Harvard University in the Tozzer Library. The library collects comprehensively in all four subfields of anthropology and covers a broad geographic range with special emphasis on indigenous peoples of the Americas. Tozzer Library is also renowned for their collections of primary sources and other rare materials (e.g. Maya language materials, Spanish Colonial documents, and field notes).
This catalog searches the collections of more than 9,000 member institutions, including most of the major libraries in North America, and many in Western Europe and Australia. If you can't find what you're looking for at Emory or in the Tozzer Library at Harvard, this is a great place to look.
Most Emory University dissertations are available in two formats, paper (until 2008) and electronic full-text. There is a full-text copy of each dissertation available in PDF format via Proquest's Dissertations and Theses database.
To find dissertations and theses from the Emory Anthropology Department in the library catalog:
Browse by author, using the department as an "author". Example Author: emory university. department of anthropology
Or you can search by keyword. This method will also find dissertations from various departments that include your keyword(s). Example: emory thesis ph.d. and XXXXXXX