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 scattered across the collection. For example, anthropological ethnographies written about cultures 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 scattered in almost any call number depending on the subject. Therefore, to find books on an anthropological subject, it is best to search the library's catalog.
Use the library catalog to find books, journals, videos, government documents, microfilm collections and other materials at the Emory libraries, which include Woodruff, Pitts Theology, Health Sciences, McMillan Law, Chemistry, Math & Science Center, and Oxford.
Ethnographic and Documentary Film Databases at Emory:
There are many anthropologically relevant films that are not considered ethnographic so try a few searches or contact the anthropology librarian if you can't find what you need.
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.