How to do research in Anthropology
Library resources for researchers working on Social Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology
START WITH GOOD KEYWORDS
Add keywords like these to your search:
- Ethnographic, ethnography
- Combine with subject or region - anthropology AND education, archaeology AND Ireland
UPGRADE YOUR SEARCH: KEY DATABASES
The best tool for your project may be a specialized search engine, also known as a database. These databases are subject-specific or format-specific search tools:
Anthropology Plus (via HarvardKey) -- The top database for scholarship in this field, with content from the 18th century to present day.
Anthro Source (via HarvardKey) -- The best place to search publications from the American Anthropological Association (one of the major associations in this field).
The Harvard Library Anthropology Research Guide provides further resources and tools on this topic.
Databases for Anthropology and Archaeology - explore the full list of Harvard Library databases in this subject category.
CONNECT WITH US
Susan Gilman, the library liaison for Anthropology, is available to support researchers via email or in-person consultation.
Harvard’s Tozzer Library offers anthropology and archaeology collections that are some of the most comprehensive in the world.
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