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Anthropology

a Guide to Resources

Books

Use Library Search: Books , Temple University Libraries' online catalog, to find books available in the TU library collections.

To locate books not available from TU Libraries, use a union catalog, which is a catalog containing the catalog records of many different library catalogs. The best known union catalog is WorldCat a comprehensive database containing more than 32 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world.

Then use Interlibrary Loan or E-ZBorrow to borrow the books from other libraries, if necessary.

Theses/ Dissertations

Most dissertations owned by Temple University Libraries are those done at Temple. Pre-2008 dissertations are listed in Library Search by author, title, and subject.

Beginning in 2008 Temple dissertations are available online in Temple University Electronic Theses & Dissertations

Most Temple Dissertations done within the last 20 years and earlier are available online through the database Proquest Dissertations & Theses @ Temple University (Restricted to Temple staff and students)

To locate dissertations from other institutions, as well as Temple, use the database Proquest Dissertations & Theses  (Restricted Use - Temple Staff Only). 

Non-Temple dissertations may be purchased from ProQuest or borrowed through Inter-Library Loan/Document Delivery.

Many universities, including Temple, are making their dissertations freely available for download over the Internet. A list of these universities can be found at OpenDoar, which is a searchable directory of academic open access repositories. To see a list of universities which make their dissertations available online, click here: OPENDOAR. Click the search button to renew the list.

 

Subject Specialist

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Gregory McKinney
Contact:
Paley Library
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Email: gregmck@temple.edu