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Anthropology Library Guide: Home

The place to be to find everything anthropological.

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! 

Open  Access!  New links on the journals tab to learn about open access.

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.  Feel free to shoot me an e-mail.  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 right 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.

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Richard Freeman
Ben arrivata! 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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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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