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Anthropology: Books and eBooks

A subject guide to Monash University Library's resources for students and researchers of Anthropology

Locating Books

Use Library Search to find eBooks and print books. eBooks are accessible online.

All print books in Monash Library have Call Numbers to organise them on the shelf. You can find every item's call number through Search. Staff at the Information Point can help with any problems.

 Useful Call Numbers for Anthropology:

  • 301 - 307 Social Groups, Customs and Institutions
  • 390 - 394 Customs
  • 572 Previous call number for Anthropology

Reference Works

Reference works such as handbooks and encyclopedias are useful for definitions of terms and for brief factual information. The dictionaries and encyclopedias will provide you with:

  • definitions of anthropological concepts
  • ethnic and cultural groups worldwide
  • known anthropologists and their works

 To find dictionaries and encyclopedias, type your topic keyword / s and the term 'dictionaries', for example: witchcraft dictionaries into Library Search. Limit the format to online Books.