Finding books using the library search
How to find a book in the library
Books are grouped by subject. A call number tells you the book's location.
Read the call number in this order. For example, the book Power and Society has the call number JC251 .L3
a. Find the JC area using the screen on each of the book floors (4 to 6)
b. Find the range with 251.
The label on the side of the shelves might say JC200-JC300.
The books on these shelves should be on similar topics.
c. On those shelves, look for the 251 section and then L3.
It should be surrounded by books written by the same author.
eBooks Top Picks
ProQuest E-book Central
2,000 ebooks on various anthropological topics that you can browse by subject.
Download or read online.
eHRAF World Cultures
Collection documents (ebooks, chapters, articles and culture summaries) sorted by culture, region, country and subject.
Very useful when starting research in a new area.
UC Press E-books Collection (1982-2004)
1,000 ebooks on various anthropological topics that you can browse by subject.
Can read online or print. No download.
University Press Scholarship Online
over 28,000 ebooks with 500 in Anthropology and 130 in Archaeology
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TAL Online - search everything that is owned by libraries in Alberta
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WorldCat - search libraries in the US and Canada. If another library owns it, fill out an interlibrary loan form to bring it here.
Centre for Research Libraries - find rare and unique resources on humanities and social science topics.
The European Library - search 48 European national libraries and research institutions.
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