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Anthropology Research Guide: Anth 114


If you are taking Anthropology 114: A History of Anthropological Thought at Berkeley, you are likely to be searching for biographical information, book reviews, and historical information in anthropology. These are some resources that might be helpful.

Finding Books for 114

Start with Berkeley's library catalog to find books written by your anthropologist:

The default book search is a keyword search. Change to search by author : "Joyce, Rosemary" to find books written by your author.

(Note that "edited by" may mean the book was collected by your anthropologist, but primarily has chapters by other people.)

Book Reviews

To find reviews of books your anthropologist has written:

Search for reviews of older books in Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982 UCB access only.

Search for reviews of books after 1982 in Book Review Digest Plus UCB access only.

You may also find useful reviews in Book Review Index UCB access only and in the Anthropological Review Database Free or open access.

If that isn't finding anything, JSTOR UCB access only also lets you narrow by Item Type to Reviews and limit to Anthropology journals.


To find reviews that may include articles your anthropologist has written:

Annual Review of Anthropology UCB access only has articles summarizing the literature on a topic like the anthropology of money, or social networks. This gives you an overview of a research area and may help you situate your scholar's research in a broader conversation.

Reviews in Anthropology UCB access only discuss a particular theme ("human-dog relationships") by comparing insights from several recently published books at once. It's possible your anthropologist is included.

Finding Journal Articles for 114

To find articles written by your anthropologist, start with the core collections at Berkeley:

Anthropology Plus UCB access only has articles from all four fields of anthropology.

Academic Search Complete UCB access only can be combined with Anthropology Plus to pull in articles from related journals.

AnthroSource UCB access only has full-text from 32 anthropological journals.

If you can't see full text, click UC e-links to see if we have it on another site. If not, request it from another library.

Follow the citations! If you find a great article, you can look up its references in our Citation Linker.

You can also search Google Scholar Free or open access (click "cited by") to see the newer articles which mention the one you found.

Anthro. Biographies

Biographies are a useful source for past or senior anthropologists. Free online websites include video interviews (Cambridge), biographies of theorists (Indiana), and primatologist biographies (Wisconsin)

We also have printed and online reference books:

  • Women in anthropology (online and print, 2010)
  • Biographical Dictionary of Anthropologists (print*, 2009)
  • Biographical Dictionary of Social / Cultural Anthropology (print, 2004)
  • International dictionary of anthropologists (print, 1991)
  • Women Anthropologists (print, 1988)
  • Daughters of the Desert: women anthropologists (print, 1988)

(Find other books in the library catalog by searching for subjects like:)

Databases for biographies may also include the Biography Reference Bank UCB access only, and obituaries in American Anthropologist UCB access only.


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