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
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.
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.
Manners and customs
North America antiquities
Indians of North America
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.
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