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Anthropology: Ebooks

A guide to print and online resources in anthropology

Scholar OneSearch for Books

Search for books, e-books, video, and other materials in our library catalog by using the dropdown option; this search will not include articles.

Local Libraries

Need a book?   You may request books that aren't available at NU using interlibrary loan services.

You may also visit our BLC (Boston Library Consortium) partner libraries.

About our E-Books


Ebook Guide and help with using ebook devices.

Our eBooks come from a variety of vendors and publishers, each with its own look and feel. Most have some functions in common, such as:


Browse the collection by title or topic.
Search the collection by keyword, including

  • Search for a keyword or phrase within a selected book
  • Browse a selected book by table of contents
  • Personalization options, such as

               save searches
create a bookshelf
annotate a book, adding
                         highlighting and notes

  • Books can be read in a browser and in some cases can be downloaded for a specified borrowing period to compatible e-book readers.  Specifics are noted in the descriptions of individual products.

  • In most cases, printing and downloading are limited.  Specifics are noted in the descriptions of individual products.

Open Access e-books

Don't forget the rich collection of publications at

The National Academies Press

The Open Library

MOA: Making of America Books and Journals
online sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.


Please be aware that most e-books are readable through a browser rather than an e-book reader (Nook or Kindle, for example).