Search our library catalog to find books and ebooks purchased by the UC Berkeley Library.
Search WorldCat for books on your topic around the world, especially if doing a major literature review.
View our new books online or on the new books shelves of the Anthropology Library.
We use the Library of Congress system to shelve books by topic. When you find a book in the catalog, check which library it's in and write down its call number:
GN308.3.R8 E47 2014
Books are shelved in alphabetical order (CC books before GN books), and then in numeric order (31 before 308). Anthropology is diverse, and so we have several main groupings:
|GN 49-298||Physical Anthropology|
|GN 301-647||Cultural Anthropology|
|GN 700-890||Prehistoric Anthropology|
|GT||Manners and Customs|
The library has bought over 12,000 ebooks in anthropology and archaeology for your use. Search here:
Ebrary : login to take notes online or download for two weeks.
UC Press eBooks : login to read books published by Berkeley online.
Disserations and Theses : lets you see recent research before it's published as a book.
Google Books : has digitized thousands of older Berkeley books, which you can download if not in copyright.
HathiTrust : login to read pre-1920 books on anthropology and archaeology in full.
(Try searching for ethnog* for books marked as "ethnography" or "ethnographic". anthropol*, archaeol*, or ethnol* will also show useful books. Japan tourism gender ethnog* will return a much smaller set of books).
Every book in our catalog has several "subject" headings which describe its main topic. Samples:
Subjects and keywords are different. Search by "keyword" to find matching words in any title, author, subject, or book description. Search by "subject" to find books cataloged in a specific area--then click on the subject link to find similar books!
Try it! Click the catalog links to see books on these subjects:
Always cite your sources! These tips on finding anthropology books come from librarian Julianne Couture at UC Boulder.