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Library Research Guides

Anthropology: Books and Reference

An introduction to finding resources in the library and online to assist with anthropology research.

Off-Campus Access

To log in from off-campus, you will need your eServices username (w+student ID) and password. 

Anthropology Books and eBooks

Use OneSearch to find books and reference resources in the ARC Library, online, and at other Los Rios Libraries. Online resources can be accessed using your eServices login (w# + password). You can request books from other Los Rios Libraries to be sent to you at the ARC library by submitting an interlibrary loan request.

Anthropology Book Recommendations

Books provide in-depth information about a topic. A book may be by an individual author or a collection of essays/articles by multiple authors. Do not feel like you need to read an entire book unless it is required for your class. Physical items may be checked out at the user services desk at the front of the library. Online resources can be accessed with your student services login (W# + password). 

Anthropology Reference Resources

Reference books, which include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and other collections of data, are a great source for general information about a topic. Physical items in the Reference Collection are located behind the Research Help Desk on the first floor of the library. They can only be used in the library and may not be checked out. Online resources can be accessed from any computer using your student services login (W# + password).