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Anthropology Research Guide: Home

This guide represents selected and electronic resources in anthropology at the ZSR Library.


This research guide is intended to help students in a broad range of Anthropology courses. If you run into any obstacles, please do not hesitate to contact me. ~ Carolyn McCallum


Finding Background Information on One's Research Topic

Anthropology Encyclopedias & Reference Works

Subject specific encyclopedias are a good starting point for researching a topic. Articles in subject specific encyclopedias are typically written by scholars or experts in the field. Using them at the beginning of one's research can help in determining key terms to use in searching the library's catalog and databases. A bibliography containing citations for books and/or journal articles can often be found at the end of articles in subject specific encyclopedias, and these citations can be used to identify other sources on one's topic.


Anthropology Databases

Other Databases

ZSR Library Catalog
Best source for locating books in ZSR Library.

Academic Search Premier
Journal articles on many subjects.  Good source for most topics.  In this database, I recommend limiting to "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" to avoid popular magazines.

Journal Databases from Related Fields


Locating Journals in the Library

To identify which journals the library receives and where they are located, check the Find a Journal (Print and Electronic) page. Current periodicals are arranged by title in the Reference area. Older issues are assigned a call number and are shelved in the stacks.

Note: If the library catalog states that an item is in Off-Site Shelving, ask for it at the Circulation Desk.

REMEMBER: If we do not have the particular book or journal article you're looking for, we may be able to get it from another library through our interlibrary loan network. Go to ILL to request an item. This service is available only to Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff.

Web Resources

Carolyn McCallum

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Carolyn McCallum
ZSR Library
Resource Services, 270D
Subjects: Anthropology