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ANT 210 - Downtown (James-Hernandez) Cultural Anthropology: Find Books

Why books?

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.

Library of Congress Classification

The main call number section for Anthropology in the LC classification is GN:

G - Geography, Anthropology

G - Geography (General)
GA - Mathematical Geography, Cartography
GB - Physical Geography
GC - Oceanography
GE - Environmental Sciences
GF - Human Ecology
GN - Anthropology, Ethnology, Ethnography
GR - Folklore
GT - Manners and Customs
GV - Sports and Recreation

Search the Catalog

Begin your research by seeing if there are any library books, e-books, or DVDs about your topic.

Search the Library Catalog



NOTE: In general, books about sexuality and culture can be found on the library shelves in the following sections:

HQ 19-64      Sexuality
HQ 74-77      GLBT studies
HQ 1075       Gender studies

In addition, books about specific cultural groups may be found in the history and geography sections.  Just do a word search for you group and take a look at the books in that section - specifically the TOC and Index to find out if they discuss sexuality or gender in any way.

Tips for seaching the catalog:

    • USE simple words or phrases, like "mexican americans"
  • AVOID typing in long phrases. (See what happens when you type in "What are some developments in gene therapy research?")
  • Find books at a specific campus by clicking .
  • Or request books from another campus by clicking  .

eBook Collections

Keywords & Subject Headings

Search for information using keywords and subject headings.  Some suggested keywords specific to gender, sexuality, and cultural studies are below. Click on the links to search these topics in the catalog.

Hint: You can use the same keywords to find articles in our periodical databases.

Google E-books

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.