An ethnography is:
An ethnography is NOT:
Where are ethnographic monographs? Are they shelved in a specific place in the library?
Anthropology books about a certain region of the world are often classified with books on that region and NOT in the general anthropology call number (i.e. GN). Similarly, ethnographic monographs written about cultures/groups are classified with the books on that country (e.g. Africa, DT; Asia, DS; Latin America, F) or subject (e.g. ethnographies about education will be in the education section, L).
If they aren't all together in the library, how can I find them?
1) Finding ethnographies in the library catalog:
Ethnographies can be difficult to identify in the catalog because there is no specific subject heading for "ethnography". So, here are some tips for searching for them in the library catalog:
2) Search the Anthropology Online database. This is a full-text database of published ethnographies, memoirs, archival material, and selected images.
3) Finding ethnographies using the Anthropology Plus database:
4) Try searching the eHRAF World Cultures database. It includes over 100 full text ethnographies.