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Anthropology: Recommended Resources

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Suggested databases for articles on anthropology

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar includes both books and articles. Be careful when selecting that the source is reputable. If an article is not made freely available online, remember that you can use the BC3 Library's Request an Article service to request it and we will do our best to obtain it and email it to you - free of charge.

Cultural anthropology: the worldwide web of belief and ritual

Linguistic anthropology: how to save a language from extinction

TED Talk: archaeology

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The Academic Article

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The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books for books on topics related to anthropology (physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology). They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.

Browsing the Stacks

The call number for books on anthropology is 301.

The call numbers for books on archaeology are 930.1, 609, and 338.09

The call number for books on linguistics is 410. The call numbers for books on dialectology and historical linguistics is 417. 


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