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Anthropology: Find books

A guide for students studying Anthropology.

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Start at the TCU library homepage, or use the search box above to type in your key words:

Screenshot of the search box on the library homepage with "FrogScholar" selected.

Once you get your results, select "Library Catalog" from the options on the left:

Shows "library catalog" selected from the options on the left side of the results page in FrogScholar.

Then narrow by the discipline, "anthropology" or choose another relevant discipline:

Shows the discipline filter with options to select "women's studies," "languages & literatures," "anthropology," or "history & archaeology." "Anthropology" is selected.

To find books on your topic at TCU, start at the library homepage, and choose the third tab, "library catalog," type a few keywords. For example:

  • rituals AND "united states"

Shows "Library Catalog" (the third tab) selected on the TCU Library homepage.

Then add in more specific ideas. For example:

  • rituals AND "united states" AND ceremonies

Also try searching for particular people, events, or more specific topics. For example:

  • quinceaneras
  • "coming of age"

If you want to find books about a certain topic in a particular century, add that century into your search. For example: 

  • rituals AND "united states" AND "20th century" (use the quotes to keep words together as phrases).

Anthropology Books @ TCU

Anthropology books are located on the first floor of the library in the GN section. You can use the following table to come to the library and browse by subjects within anthropology:

GN 1 - 890 Anthropology
GN 49 - 298 Physical Anthropology. Somatology
GN 51 - 59 Anthropometry
GN 62.8 - 265 Human variation, including growth, physical form, skeleton, nervous system, skin, etc.
GN 269 - 279 Race (General)
GN 280.7 Man as animal. Simian traits versus human traits
GN 281 - 289 Human evolution
GN 282 - 286.7 Fossil man. Human paleontology.
GN 296 - 296.5 Medical anthropology
GN 301 - 674 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
GN 357 - 367 Culture and cultural processes, including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.
GN 378 - 396 Collected ethnographies
GN 397 - 397.7 Applied anthropology
GN 406 - 517 Cultural traits, customs, and institutions
GN 406 - 442 Technology. Material culture, including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.
GN 448 - 450.450.8 Economic organization. Economic anthropology
GN 451 - 477.7 Intellectual life, including communication, recreation, philosophy, religion, knowledge, etc.
GN 478 - 491.7 Social organization
GN 492 - 495.2 Political organization. Political anthropology
GN 495.4 - 498 Societal groups, ethonocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.
GN 502 - 517 Psychological anthropology
GN 537 - 674 Ethnic groups and races
GN 550 - 674 By region or country
GN 700 - 890 Prehistoric archaeology

Keywords for Anthropology

When choosing words to use for your search on anthropological topics, choose words that are related to the root concept of your paper or topic. Examples include: rites, traditions, folklore, taboo, symbolism, religion, rituals, sacrifice, death, healing, etc. Using at least one of these words in conjuction with other words in your search will help you find more relevant results.

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