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To find reference materials in the catalogue, perform a KEYWORD search and set the LOCATION to the REFERENCE COLLECTION.

For other resources please see the subject guide for Anthropology.

Suggested Reference Resources

Abstracts in Anthropology
SER GN1.A2 [also online]

Annual review of anthropology
STF GN11 BIBL .B562[also online]

Anthropology in use : a source book on anthropological practice
REF GN397.5 BIBL .V38

Countries and their cultures

Cultural anthropology : a guide to reference and information sources
REF GN42 .J33 2007

Dictionary of concepts in cultural anthropology
REF GN307.W56

Encyclopedia of anthropology
REF GN11 .E63 2006 [5v.]

Encyclopedia of cultural anthropology
REF GN307.E52 [4v.]

Encyclopedia of international development
REF HD82 .E547 2005

Globalization : a reference handbook
REF JZ1318 .E77 2008

Globalization and development : a glossary
REF JZ1318 .M374 2005

Globalization : the key concepts
REF JZ1318 .G6792 2007

International dictionary of regional European ethnology and folklore
REF GN307 .I5 [2v.]