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Anthropology Library Guide

Research Tools for Anthropology, including the subfields Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistics, and Physical Anthropology.

Finding Anthropological Books

While browsing the shelves is a great way to find books on your subject, books on anthropological subjects are often scattered throughout the Howard-Tilton stacks.  General anthropology books are often under "GN" call numbers.  Ethnographies written about cultures might be shelved in the history section on that country or region (e.g. Africa in "DT"; Asia in "DS"; Latin America in "F" and in the Latin American Library).  Books on linguistics are often shelved under "P," archaeology is often classified under "CC," while primate behavior is found under QL 737.P9.

Use keywords or subject headings in the Library Catalog to find which areas include your topic.

See the Search Tips under Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology for additional tips on finding archaeological site reports and ethnographies published in book form.

What if Tulane does not have a book or article I need?

If Tulane does not have a book you need in it's collection, please register to use the library's Interlibrary Loan service ILLiad.

ILLiad allows students, faculty, and staff of Tulane University to place Interlibrary Loan requests for materials from outside universities quickly and efficiently. Through ILLiad you can also renew, track, edit, and view the history of your requests.

Although it can take as little as a few days to receive an ILL request, please allow 10-14 days. Dissertations, theses and other rare or hard to find items may take longer or be unavailable.

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