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This guide contains information to help you conduct anthropology research. Use the tabs above to learn how to find, evaluate, and cite different types of resources. This page contains information about using the ARC Library. The librarians at ARC are available to help you with your research, so please do not hesitate to contact us directly or make an appointment for assistance.
Where to Begin (entries from the Encyclopedia of Anthropology):
Current semester hours for the Library.
Find out how to chat with a librarian, call the research help and circulation desks, set up a research appointment, and more.
Check Out Policies
Find out what you will need to borrow books, how long you can check materials out for, and how to request books from other libraries.
Copies of some textbooks are available at the library for limited use. Find your textbook information here.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the library.
Did you know that you can take Library classes for credit? We teach basic research skills, internet research skills, and more!
The American River College Boettcher Library
The Boettcher Library is located in the center of campus near the Student Center and Welcome and Support Center. See the Campus Map for its exact location.
Research Help Desk
The Research Help Desk, located in the back, right corner from the main entrance of the library, is staffed by a librarian during regular business hours. Please stop by or call (916) 484-8458 for assistance with your library questions. If you need lengthier research help, it is recommended that you make a research appointment.
Research Help Chat
Chat online with a librarian 24/7!
Personalized assistance from an ARC librarian. Currently available over the phone or Zoom.
Contact a Librarian
More information on how to contact the library.
This guide was updated by Sarah Davis in Summer 2020.