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a Guide to Resources

Using Reference

Use dictionaries and encyclopedias to

1. get an overview of your topic

2. define terms

3. identify key words and concepts relating to your research topic


All reference books listed below are available online. Hover over the item title to get a description of the contents. Click the item title to access the book.

Access to full text is limited to Temple University faculty, students, and staff. If you are off campus, you must prove you are affiliated with TU by entering your AccessNet ID and password.

General Anthropology

Annual Review of Anthropology. Palo Alto, Calif., Annual Reviews Inc.
Also available from (Temple Only): JSTOR (Includes the Biennial Review of Anthropology also) and EBSCO



Cultural Anthropology

Physical Anthropology


Use any of the three databases below to search hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks all at the same time!