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Anthropology

Get Background Information & Identify Search Terms

Get familiar with your topic by researching in general anthropology resources, including:

Primary Source Collections

Video & Audio Collections

Sub-discipline Specific Tips & Tools

Below are some databases useful specifically for archaeology: 

Depending on your topic, you may also find the following guides useful in your research:

Below are some databases useful specifically for linguistic anthropology: 

Depending on your topic, you may also find the following guides useful in your research:

Below are some databases useful specifically for sociocultural anthropology:

Looking for Ethnographies?

Ethnographies can be difficult to locate using library search tools.

Here are some tips for searching for them:

  • Library catalogues sometimes use the term ethnology, to refer to ethnographies
  • Identify the correct name of the group you are researching.
    • For example, the library catalogue uses Wyandot Indians instead of Huron Indians 
  • Combine this search with either "Social life and customs" or "case studies"
  • You can also find many ethnographies here:

Depending on your topic, you may also find the following guides useful in your research:

Interdisciplinary Article Databases

Subject Librarian

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Carolyn Carpan
Contact:
Rutherford South
ccarpan@ualberta.ca