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Anthropology: Books and ebooks

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

All items 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.

Some useful Call Numbers for Anthropology are:

Subject Call Number
Social Groups, Culture & Institutions 301 - 307
Customs 390 - 394
Previous number for Anthropology 572


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

This is just a selection. To find other dictionaries and encyclopedias use the library 'Search'. Type your topic keyword / s and the term 'dictionaries', for example: witchcraft dictionaries.