Why use books?
Books may be useful when...
1. You want focused, in-depth information about a subject. However, the depth to which a book covers your topic may vary.
NOTE: If you need general information about a topic, find a General Reference resource using the tab on the left. If your research topic is very current, try finding articles instead, as books will not have the most current information.
The main call number section for Anthropology in the LC classification is GN:
Look for library books, e-books, or videos about your topic.
Search the Library Catalog
Experiment with different search terms in Keyword searches. Combine a topic of interest with a focusing term. Examples:
Tips for seaching the catalog:
Use this series title Case studies in cultural anthropology to find books about various cultures.
Use this series title Heritage library of African peoples to find books about African cultures
Search for information using keywords and subject headings. Click on the links to search for these subjects in the catalog.
Hint: You can use the same keywords to find articles in our periodical databases.
If you can't find a specific book in the library, try searching Google's ebook collection. It sometimes offers previews or full access to various ebooks online.