Anthropology and Archaeology

Find the best research sources here!

Starting Your Anthropology Research

Searching for books and articles with Library of Congress Subject Headings can give you more focused results. Examples:

Archaeology -- Methodology                             Archaeology -- Social Aspects                       North America -- Antiquities
Archaeology -- History -- 20th Century             Excavations (Archaeology) -- Case Studies      Anthropology -- Philosophy


Search tips: 

  • To find books using subjects that can have variant endings, use truncation, or wildcard endings. This technique looks for any ending of a word after a symbol, usually an asterisk. Not sure if a book is listed by the terms "Medicine" or "Medical"? Type in "medic* anthropology" to retrieve books about both Medical Anthropology and the Anthropology of Medicine. 

  • You may also search for names (Jane Goodall) and other specific topics. Consult a librarian if you are not finding what you need.

To Find Books

Welcome to the SUNY Adirondack Library's research guide on Anthropology and Archaeology!

The subjects below work well to find books in the SUNY Adirondack Library. You can copy and paste these subjects into the search box on the library's home page.

Excavations (Archaeology)
Underwater archaeology
Manners and customs
North America antiquities
Archaeology maps
Rock paintings
Physical anthropology    
Cultural anthropology    
Indians of North America
Egypt antiquities
Human beings -- Migrations
Human population genetics

To find books on two overlapping topics, use the word "and", with keyword search mode: “Middle East and antiquities,” for instance. This technique is called Boolean logic.

New Anthropology and Archaeology Books

Gale Virtual Reference Library Books

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Reference Books

Find these books on the second floor of the Library. They cannot be borrowed, but are always in the library to use.

Research Services Librarian

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