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Bring anthropology library resources to your course

We bring the library to your class!

The librarian can meet with students in your classroom, online, or in the main library classroom to talk about library research topics such as:

  • How do I evaluate databases and choose the right one for my search?
  • What do I do if I’m searching and not finding anything on my topic?
  • How do I develop a manageable research question or topic?
  • How can I manage all my bibliographic information and citations? (e.g. Zotero, Refworks)
  • How do I manage research data in the field, so that it's secure and well-organized?
  • How can I code data using qualitative analysis software? (e.g. Atlas.ti)
  • What role do peer-reviewed articles play in the larger scholarly economy?
  • How can I make the most of the scholarly resources and learning centers at Berkeley?


We create online resources to support student learning
  1. We can create or adapt online exercises for students to use in learning about library resources.
  2. Students can use the anthropology research guide to find resources in anthropology and archaeology.
  3. Email us to request a customized “course guide” of resources for your particular course.


We share resources with your students

Email us or fill out the purchase form to request e/books for your course -- we can try to add ebooks even mid-semester as your classes move online. (Ebook licenses depend on the publisher: some ebooks can be licensed for unlimited users while others limit to 2-3 readers at a time).

  • Resources in bCourses: To add links to the library’s ebooks and online articles, see this guide.


We can help integrate library resources into your online or in-person curriculum

We can work with you to develop library components for your classes in anthropology:

  • Assign exercises that encourage students to develop topics in conversation with each other and available resources, or that model how to use library resources while off-campus.
  • Assign an annotated bibliography so that students a) research earlier in the term and b) learn to identify types and quality of sources.
  • Have students keep a research diary that tracks their development of ideas for a topic, and reflects on their experience in library research--giving something to talk about when we meet.
  • Model citation chaining, so that students can see how to go from one article to related articles in a bibliography or in Google Scholar.
  • Schedule a class using archival materials at the Bancroft, so that students become familiar with historical materials beyond the contemporary book and journal article.

Contact the anthropology librarian

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Michele McKenzie