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Key Search terms for finding anthropological material are:
anthropology, anthropological, ethnography, ethnographical, ethnology

Note: ethnology is a subject term used for cultural anthropology; ethnography; social anthropology

Use truncation: the truncation symbol * enables you to find records that include any term starting with the word stem

ethnog* will find ethnography, ethnographical

anthropol* will find anthropology, anthropological, anthropologist, anthropologists

Use phrase searching: to find adjacent words

"medical anthropology"


Encyclopedias and dictionaries are excellent resources for background reading and learning about specific terms or concepts. Entries often have useful bibliographies.

These handbooks focus on various topics within sociocultural anthropology