Chester Fritz Library

Physical and Biological Anthropology

Encyclopedias and Reference

The following links will take you to encyclopedias and reference manuals 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 Physical 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
GN49-298  Physical anthropology. Somatology
GN281-289 Human evolution 
GN296-296.5  Medical anthropology 
GN406-442  Technology. Material culture Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc. 
Internet Resources

Online texts, sites, and sources about physical anthropology.