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Anthropology Research Guide: Books

Browse for Books at the Library

The Library of Congress (LC) classification for Anthropology begins with the letters GN. LC classification is the system the Blough-Weis library uses to organize books.

You may want to look on the shelf where books on your subject are located in order to see what is available.  The general categories for anthropology are listed below.

Anthropology    GN1-890 
   Physical anthropology. Somatology GN49-298 
      Anthropometry GN51-59 
      Human variation GN62.8-265
      Race (General)  GN269-279 
      Man as an animal. Simian traits versus human traits  GN280.7
      Human evolution GN281-289 
         Fossil man. Human paleontology GN282-286.7
      Medical anthropology GN296-296.5
   Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology GN301-674
      Culture and cultural processes GN357-367
      Collected ethnographies  GN378-396
      Applied anthropology GN397-397.7
      Cultural traits, customs, and institutions GN406-517 
          Technology. Material culture  GN406-442 
          Economic organization. Economic anthropology  GN448-450.8
          Intellectual life  GN451-477.7
          Social organization  GN478-491.7 
          Political organization. Political anthropology GN492-495.2 
          Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.      GN495.4-498 
          Psychological anthropology GN502-517
       Ethnic groups and races GN537-674
         By region or country GN550-674
   Prehistoric archaeology GN700-890 

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To find books at other libraries (outside of SU) for research on your topic:

  • Search WorldCat, and then,
  • To request an Interlibrary Loan, click on   in your search results to have the book borrowed for you from another library.

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Use the search box above to find books on your topic in the library. 

You can also search WorldCat and request books from other libraries.

Below are some encyclopedias and other general books on anthropology available online or at the library.