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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 chapters from pint books that aren't available at NU using interlibrary loan services.

We are part of the BLC (Boston Library Consortium) partner libraries, but during the pandemic, most libraries are closed to visitors.

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