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Human Cultures 3230:150: Find Books

About this Guide

This guide contains links to resources useful in researching the many aspects of human cultures around the globe. Here you will find research advice and links to specialized information resources needed for completing assignments, including papers and projects. Most of these specialized resources are subscription databases provided by the University Libraries and OhioLINK, and require a UAnet ID and password to access them. They contain an enormous amount of proprietary information that cannot be retrieved using a search engine.

For a summary of current services and basic resouces provided by the University Libraries click the link below: 

Finding Relevant Books

The study of human cultures can be an interdisciplinary experience, depending upon the nature of your research topic. While conducting research in the topic of human cultures, you may find an abundance of relevant sub-topics or need to conduct research in other, related fields of study such as sociology, psychology, art, or religion. The keyword search function in the UAL Catalog allows for experimentation with various search terms. Try as many as come to mind when thinking about your research topic. If necessary, consult your instructor or subject librarian for assistance with possible search terms.

TIP! Once you identify a relevant book in the catalog, click on the blue Subject term to bring up other books in that same category.

Finding Books

In the UA Libraries Catalog, use a "Keyword" search to find relevant books. If you know the title, select the "Title" tab, then enter the beginning of the title. You can also try a "Subject" search to locate appropriate subject headings. Select the heading to retrieve a list of books from the catalog.

To browse books on Anthropology visit the GN call numbers on the 2nd floor of Bierce Library:

  • GN49-298 Physical anthropology
  • GN62.8-265 Human variation Including growth, physical form, skeleton, nervous system, skin, etc.
  • GN269-279 Race (General)
  • GN280.7 Man as an animal. Simian traits versus human traits
  • GN281-289 Human evolution
  • GN282-286.7 Fossil man. Human paleontology
  • GN296-296.5 Medical anthropology
  • GN301-674 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
  • GN357-367 Culture and cultural processes, including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.
  • GN406-442 Technology. Material culture Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.
  • GN448-450.8 Economic organization. Economic anthropology
  • GN451-477.7 Intellectual life Including communication, recreation, philosophy, religion, knowledge, etc.
  • GN478-491.7 Social organization
  • GN492-495.2 Political organization. Political anthropology
  • GN495.4-498 Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.
  • GN502-517 Psychological anthropology
  • GN537-674 Ethnic groups and races
  • GN700-890 Prehistoric archaeology

Subject Librarian

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Jeffrey Franks

Bierce Library, 179A