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A guide to print and online resources in anthropology

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Scholar OneSearch

 provides simple, one-stop searching for books, articles, digital media, e-resources, government publications, and more.

Local Northeastern collections and global resources may be discovered through Scholar OneSearch; many items available are available in full-text online.

There is another single search option at Google Scholar@NU

Additional NU Links

Archives and Special Collections, NU Libraries, collects historically significant records of the University, as well as Documenting Diversity of under-represented communities in Boston. Stop by during their operating hours, or contact them for an appointment.

 Department of Sociology and Anthropology, research centers other helpful links.

Key Resources


Click on the magnifying glass to open Sage Research Methods

Multiple resources for research in Anthropology

Need some background information?

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition,  covers various aspects of anthropology and the social sciences.

CQ Researcher with in-depth, unbiased coverage of topics such as bullying, health care, death penalty, race and ethnicity.

DSM 5, the standard reference for clinical practice in the mental health field, and helpful resource for description of disorders, behaviors, emerging assessment measure, cultural formation, etc.

PolicyFile is updated weekly with abstracts and links to international and domestic policy papers and reports. Browse the links to organizations, or keyword search for reports, ranging from "Curbing Violence in Nigeria (II): The Boko Haram Insurgency" or "The Challenge of Credit Card Debt for the African American Middle Class. 

Need news articles? Check this list of historical and current news resources  available to you!

Looking for Anthropology-specific research?

            collection of publications from the AAA


           scholarly articles AND books!.
          Use Advanced Search to work with 127 anthropology journal titles. 


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What you can do with a degree in anthropology.

Check the AAA (American Anthropological Association) webpage with advice for students:  What you can do with a Degree in Anthropology.

Here's an example of anthropological field work for a business!

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There also a brief web guide to Chicago Manual of Style Online