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What's New
and/or Exciting

Below are new items the library acquired, new on the Libguide, or just resources you want to know about.  Check 'em out!  Cheers.

  • Reference Universe
    A great way to "browse" the reference section without leaving your desk! It includes both print and electronic resources. Just plug in your discipline of interest (start broad such as "archaeology" "anthropology" "linguistics", etc.), and see what we have to offer. It is not 100% accurate, so when you go to pick up an item, browse the actual stacks some more.
  • EVIA Digital Archive  
    The EVIA Digital Archive Project is a joint effort of Indiana University and the University of Michigan to establish a digital archive of ethnographic video for use by scholars and instructors. This is raw footage with analysis by its creator. If logging in on campus, your IP address has been pre-approved, but you will still need to create an account and agree to their user terms. If off campus it may take a day or two to get approved, unless you log in through our VPN or Proxy Server (see home page for instructions).
  • The Registry of Anthropological Data
    This AAA site has links to many anthropological digital collections. It is new and growing, check often to see in what direction(s) it will be heading in.
  • Statista
    "Statista is the world’s largest statistics portal. Providing you with access to relevant data from over 18,000 sources..."
  • Anthropology Research in the Library - Graduate Seminar
    I will be teaching a 1-credit course every fall to help graduate students (and maybe advanced undergrads) navigate and find the valuable resources available to students here at the UF.
    A service the university subscribes to that has online tutorials to nearly all the software programs you will ever want to use. From video and photography to Microsoft Office programs, and much more. From the page this link takes you to, look for the yellow box with "". (I put a permanent link in the "Odds 'n Ends" tab.)

New Anthropology Books

Here is a continuously updated list of the latest anthropology acquisitions.  Click on "view feed" below to get a longer listing.  You can create your own RSS feed of new books in your area of interest: 1) Design your own custom library catalog search; 2) Select the option to show new titles only; 3) Subscribe to an RSS feed to have the updated results display as new materials arrive in the library. 

You can also set-up a feed in Summons One-Search.  This would include journals, articles, as well as our book holdings.  You set the search terms and the parameters you desire.

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Welcome to the Anthropology Subject Guide

Hello and welcome to the University of Florida's anthropology library guide.  I hope you find it useful.  The purpose of this guide is to bring to you in one place the major search engines, databases, websites, references, and miscellaneous goodies for the four sub-fields of anthropology and their sub-fields.  Please feel free to send me links to valuable sites, materials, or anything else that may be helpful to others doing research in anthropology.  I welcome suggestions, additions, comments, and (gentle) criticisms.  You can use the feedback box in the lower right corner of this page.  I am also available for class visits and personal consultations.  Enjoy, and good luck with your research!

Richard Freeman
Anthropology Librarian, UF

What's here:

I have a couple of brief introductions here on this page, along with a search box for those who just want to jump in (please read how the search parameters are set).  More tips and information are available in the designated subject tabs above.  Below on the left is an RSS feed of new book acquisitions to our anthropology collection.  Directly below the search box is an RSS feed to anthropology stories in the global media.  Stop reading this and go to it!

Off Campus Searching

To access materials, the catalogue, databses, electronic journals, etc. from off campus you must log in using either your Gatorlink ID or setting up a  Virtual Private Network (VPN) account.  For long periods searching it is recommended to go through the VPN.  Just click on the link below and follow the instructions.


Starting Your Search: Casting a Wide Net

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
(Ursula K. Le Guin)

Starting is often the most difficult step in doing research, please see my other tabs for guidance, if needed.  The "One Search" box below is a great place to begin your literature search.  Unlike its close relative, the "One Search" on the library's home page, this version has been commanded (by yours truly) to look only at designated anthropologically indexed databases and sources.  This does have its drawbacks and you may wish to do further searches with the full version.  Although, once you start a search you can change the parameters.  This helps to hone in on more relevant materials.  Also, as on most search engines, there is an "Advanced Search" option (or "More Search Options" in this case), which allows for more keywords, other search terms, and commands to be added to your search.  If you are looking for a particular database, check out the "database" tab.  Perhaps browsing through reference materials on the 3rd floor of Library West will help spark an idea or topic, see that tab to take that route.  Also in the reference tab is a link to "Reference Universe' which will allow you to browse many (but not all) of our reference titles at your computer.  If searching for books within our collection, there is nothing better than searching in the university's library catalog, select that tab, next to the default "Find" tab on the homepage.  And there is nothing like browsing in the stacks once you have located your topic's call numbers.  Serendipity rules!  Whatever works.  It is all good.

If you are looking for a particular item, I suggest starting with "More search options." If you are having trouble finding a particular book, try and get the ISBN number (try Amazon), and enter it in the ISBN box.

Anthropology World News - Live RSS Feed

  • Anthropology World News
    An RSS feed maintained by the anthropology department at Texas A&M which charts news stories from all sub-disciplines of anthropology.

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    Hello and welcome. I am your spiritual guide and anthropology subject specialist librarian here at the UF. My background is in cultural and visual anthropology, the visual arts (cinema & photography), Latin American studies, and library science. I have tried to create a resource for all levels of practitioners and students from all the specialties in anthropology. Let me know how I can help you.

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