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 purchased access to over 15,000 ebooks in anthropology and archeology for your use. Nearly all are subscription-based and require you to be on campus / to login to your CalNet account to access:
Taylor & Francis ebooks are a mix of lending and permanent downloads.
Proquest Dissertations and Theses is a good place to find detailed research not yet published as a book.
(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.