Chester Fritz Library

General Anthropology Resources

Encyclopedias and Reference

The following links will take you to encyclopedias and reference resources to help you get started on your research. Here you can find general background information, definitions, and history on many anthropological terms and concepts. Searching in an encyclopedia can also help you find a topic for a paper or project. 



Finding Articles

Use databases to find academic articles to continue your research. Below are the most helpful databases for finding relevant articles for anthropological topics. 

Good Starting Journals for Anthropology

The following are links to specific academic journals which are published and peer-reviewed by experts in the field. If you want to narrow your search to a specific time period or methodology, finding a journal that publishes in that area can help. 

Search the entire library catalog here.

Materials on Anthropology are found under the "C" subclass on the fourth floor of the library. 

GN1-890  Anthropology
GN62.8-265  Human variation
GN397-397.7  Applied anthropology 
GN406-517 Cultural traits, customs, and institutions 
GN537-674  Ethnic groups and races 
Featured Books

Looking for an interesting research topic? Currently, the featured books section holds some of the newest additions to the library's collection of research-worthy anthropology texts.