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Sociology 110: Cultural Anthropology

Sociology 110: Cultural Anthropology

I. Reference Books

To begin, try some of the following reference books for some background information to fully understand the scope of your research topic:
An ethnohistorical dictionary of China      Ref DS730 .O47 1998
Encyclopedia of African people      Ref DT15 .E53 2000
Australia : the complete encyclopedia      Ref DU90 .A97 2001
Encyclopedia of Mexico : history, society & culture      Ref F1210 .E63 1997
The Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures : the civilizations of Mexico and Central America      Ref F1218.6 .O95 2001
Encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology      Ref GN307 .E527 1996
Encyclopedia of world cultures      Ref GN307 .E53 1991
Worldmark encyclopedia of cultures and daily life      Ref GN333 .W67 1998
Marriage, family and relationships      Ref GN480 .B76 1994
Encyclopedia of food and cultures      Ref GT2850 .E53 2003
International encyclopedia of marriage and family      Ref HQ9 .E52 2003
Grove Dictionary of Art - Online art encyclopedia

II. Library Catalogs

  • EZRA - Search for material in Thomas Library
  • OhioLINK - Search for materials in libraries all over the state of Ohio
  • WorldCat - Search for materials in libraries all over the world
    ***items may be requested from libraries not in OhioLINK by filling out an Interlibrary Loan form, but may take between 10 and 14 business days to arrive

III. Periodical Indexes and Databases

The following databases are suggested starting points for all topics in cultural anthropology. Depending upon your topic, you may choose to sort Thomas Library's full list of indexes and databases by subject to find other places to search or ask a reference librarian for other suggestions.

IV. Resources on the Web

Thomas Library criteria for website evaluation can help you choose credible sources, but do not hesitate to ask your professor or a librarian for a second opinion!

Recommended by Dr. Rowell to choose an indigenous culture:

Wikipedia - Indigenous peoples
Center for World Indigenous studies
Indigenous node of the World Wide Web Virtual Library
World's Indigenous Peoples
Google directory - Indigenous people
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
Other cultural anthropology resources on the web:
The Peoples of the World Foundation
Cultural Anthropology resources from Palomar College

V. People Resources

Contact the Sociology Librarian, Kristen Peters, to set up an appointment or ask a question via phone or email.

Or contact the reference desk by phone, email or IM.