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A guide to print and online resources in anthropology



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What you can do with a degree in anthropology.

Check the AAA (American Anthropological Association) webpage with advice for students:  The captivating and curious careers of anthropology. 

Check ACE Anthropology Careers and Employment for opportunities
Anthropology Careers and Empoyment logo; the job board of the American Anthropological Association

Take a look at the webpage, From Co-op to Career

Here's an example of anthropological field work for a business! Click on the link, An Anthropologist Walks into a Bar to read the article.

"An Anthropologist Walks into a Bar" article button

Key Resources

Need some background information?

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 Country Information?

EIU Viewpoint and Country Reports
Contains Country Reports, Country Finance, and Country Commerce, plus special reports on current international issues. Updated continuously

Europa World Plus
An encyclopedia with detailed entries covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories. Not limited to Europe! Frequently updated.Includes the reference work, Africa: South of the Sahara

Looking for Anthropology-specific research?

Dissertations & Theses Global
THE authoritative resource for searching doctoral dissertations and master's theses from around the world, from 1861 to the present. Beginning in 2008, Northeastern University Masters and PhD students submit their completed dissertations to this "database of record" for graduate research.   Check the Help Guide for search tips.           

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