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Anthropology Resources at the UTM Library

Finding Articles: Key Databases

America: History & Life (EBSCO)

Research on the history and culture of the United States and Canada

Anthropology Plus

Journal articles, reports, commentaries, chapters in anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, and material culture


Peer-reviewed journals and materials from the American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)

English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories on East, Southeast, and South Asia

CAB Abstracts (Ovid)

Abstracts to research in agriculture, forestry, human health and nutrition, and natural resources conservation

Bibliography of Native North Americans

Ebooks, essays, journal articles, and government documents (US and Canada) on indigenous culture, history, and life

Indigenous Studies Portal

Full-text articles, ebooks, theses, and government publications, with a focus on Indigenous peoples of Canada and North America

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

Journal articles, books, reviews in anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology


Full text access to peer-reviewed scientific research in journals, books, and conference papers


Provides access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and other areas for 21 market sectors

Web of Science

Citations, h-index, and impact factors for multi-disciplinary journal articles, conference papers, books

General Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

The Dictionary of Anthropology

The standard reference guide to the discipline of social and cultural anthropology, key anthropological concepts, theories and methodologies

Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Over 1200 entries in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and applied anthropology

21st Century Anthropology

Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates.

Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology

A quick guide to the field including over 800 detailed entries and the intellectual background of terms.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

History of the discipline, colonialism, culture, kinship, gender, family, marriage, ritual, religion, linguistics.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology

Overview of contemporary research on place, region, culture, and history, from regional, area studies to a globalized world

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Over 4,000 A-Z entries cover artifacts, techniques, terminology, people, sites, and periods

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology

Terms and techniques of archaeology: major premises, important concepts, and scientific methods.

Dictionary of Artifacts

Artifact classification and typology; methods and techniques of creation; principles and techniques of examination and identification; instructions for preservation

Student Dictionary of Human Evolution

Contains upwards of 2500 entries for those studying human evolution

The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies

Current thinking drawing together approaches from archaeology, anthropology, geography, and STS

Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology

Focuses on archaeological information retrieval and problem solving utilizing the methods of geological investigation.

Handbook of Paleoanthropology

Includes primate evolution, human origins, the phylogeny of hominins

The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

Provides a holistic view of the roles played by animals in past human cultures

Specialized Reference

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology

Explores key works of the contemporary study of language as culture

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

A collection of original, ethnographically-informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world

A Companion to Gender Prehistory

Comprehensive coverage of gender archaeology, with an exclusive focus on prehistory via Third Wave approaches to the study of gender in early human societies

Companion to Paleopathology

Overview of the field of paleopathology, integrating theoretical and methodological approaches to understand biological and disease processes throughout human history

The Oxford companion to global change

A comprehensive, inter-disciplinary guide to the range of issues surrounding natural and human-induced environmental changes

The Routledge Companion to Decolonization

Available as ebook.
If you are studying the late onset of decolonization in Portuguese colonies, see the chapter on "A Diehard Empire: Portugal in Asia and Africa," (pp.222-238).

The Oxford handbook of religion and ecology

Looks at larger conceptual issues that transcend individual traditions and examines religious participation in environmental politics

The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arctic

Each arctic cultural tradition is described in detail, with up-to-date coverage of recent interpretations of all aspects of their lifeways

The Oxford handbook of global religions

Comprising 60 essays, the volume focuses on communities rather than beliefs, symbols, or rites

The Routledge International Handbook of Ethnographic Film and Video

Discusses how to produce meaningful ethnographic films and videos, and how film and video serve as ways of knowing.

Specialized Reference: Biological and Physical Anthropology

Human Biological Diversity

Textbook designed to cover the key contemporary topics in the study of human variation and human biology within the field of physical anthropology.

Human Variation

Updated to include the issues and controversies facing the contemporary study of diversity.

Human Biology

Covers all the major areas of the field: genetic variation, variation related to climate, infectious and non-infectious diseases, aging, growth, nutrition, and demography.

Human Evolutionary Biology

Selection of topics in human evolution, variation and adaptability for professionals in biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, medical sciences and psychology.

Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory

The most up-to-date and wide-ranging encyclopedia work on human evolution (2017 online ed.)

A Companion to Biological Anthropology

Presents coverage of the many recent innovations and discoveries that are transforming the subject

Evaluating Evidence in Biological Anthropology

Critical perspective to the current state of the field, exploring theory and practice in paleoanthropology, bioarchaeology, and ecology.

Modern Origins

Brings together new research into the archaeology, human paleontology, chronology, and environmental context of modern human origins in North Africa

Processes in Human Evolution

A completely revised understanding of human evolution, due to the recent advances in genetics, palaeontology, ecology, archaeology, geography, and climate science.

Rethinking Human Evolution

Contributors from a range of disciplines consider the disconnect between human evolutionary studies and the rest of evolutionary biology.

Human Paleobiology

Human Paleobiology provides a unifying framework for the study of human populations, both past and present, to a range of changing environments.

Human Biogeography

Explains our current understanding of human origins, tells how climate determined our spread, and describes the barriers that delayed and directed migrating peoples.

Evolution of the Human Genome I

This book reviews the human genome from an evolutionary perspective.

Reproductive Ecology and Human Evolution

The study of human reproductive ecology represents an important new development in human evolutionary biology.

Specialized Reference: Archaeology

Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology

Survey of the field of archaeological history, concentrating on the post-1400 period.

Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

Summaries of specific sites and the scientific aspects of archaeological enquiry, including detailed discussions of archaeological concepts, theories and methods

The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology

Archaeological research is discussed in the context of current sociological concerns, different approaches and techniques.


A range of bioarchaeological methods and theory: ethical issues with human remains, taphonomy, lab and forensic techniques.

Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Climate and Environmental Change

Human responses to climatic and environmental changes, and their impacts on disease, nutrition, migration, and violence.

The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

Covers the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism.

The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

An overview of archaeological investigations in the insular Caribbean.

Archaeological method and theory: An encyclopedia

A survey of modern issues in archaeological theory and method: dating, archaeometry, paleopathology and site mapping.

Historical Dictionary of North American Archaeology

Prehistoric sites, cultures, and artifacts in the United States and Canada

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

A comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies: critical engagement with older debates and new perspectives

Children in Antiquity

Treating ancient childhood with techniques from archaeology, iconography and bioarchaeology.

Specialized Reference: Special Topics

The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies

Documents the emergence of new, vibrant, multiple, and sometimes contradictory forms of popular resistance and politics.

The Routledge Handbook of Dehumanization

An outstanding survey of the key concepts, issues, and debates within dehumanization studies.

Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa

Critical debates and controversies, including community participation, gender, backpacking, urban tourism, wildlife tourism and conservation.

Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development

Research in poverty and inequality, displacement, climate change, health, family, social policy, interventions.

The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of the Environment

Sheds new light on the effect of economic and power inequality on environmental dynamics.

Routledge Handbook of Food Waste

Perspectives include food science, industrial ecology, history, economics, consumer behaviour, theology, sociology, and environmental policy.

The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Journalism

Includes global developments in the field: Conflict, Radicalization and Populism, Dialogue, Peacebuilding Trends.

The Routledge handbook of religion and cities

Representing a wide diversity of cities and religions, the common analytical approach is ecological and spatial.

The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender

Feminist and queer approaches to the Qur'an, female authority, and representations of Muslims in film and media.

Routledge Handbook of Political Islam

Covers a range of political actors that use Islam to advance their cause.

The Routledge handbook of Hindu-Christian relations

Describes a rich history of tension and alignment between Hindus and Christians.

Handbook of Ethnography in Healthcare Research

Major methodological themes, such as ethics, interviews, narrative analysis and mixed methods.

Research Starting Points: Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology

Anthropology - Oxford Bibliographies

Gateway to 270 individual bibliographies on all aspects of Anthropology

Anthropology of Agriculture - Oxford Bibliographies

Because food production is so central, scholars have had a long interest in agriculture, its origins, and its effects on population and society.

Anthropology of Religion - Oxford Bibliographies

All groups of people develop complexes of symbols, rituals, and beliefs that connect their own experience to the essential nature of the universe.

Archaeology - Oxford Bibliographies

Archaeology is a historical social science concerned with study of past societies and cultures through material traces, called the archaeological record.

Digital Anthropology - Oxford Bibliographies

Digital anthropology is an emerging field focused on the Internet-related transformations that make possible a whole array of new social phenomena.

Environmental Anthropology - Oxford Bibliographies

Studies human relations with the environment as factors in cultural development.

Feminist Anthropology - Oxford Bibliographies

Feminist anthropology is a critique of male as well as Euro-centered anthropology; it engages the questions around gender, race, sexuality, ability, and class.

Food Anthropology - Oxford Bibliographies

The study of food is at once a classic theme in anthropological theorizing, as well as a burgeoning field in contemporary ethnography.

Forensic Anthropology - Oxford Bibliographies

Forensic anthropology is the application of physical anthropology (its principles, theory, and methods) to the forensic or medico-legal context.

Indigenous Archaeology - Oxford Bibliographies

Started in the 1990s to ensure a place for descendants in the discovery, interpretation of, benefits from, and decision making about their heritage.

Linguistic Anthropology - Oxford Bibliographies

Linguistic anthropology or anthropological linguistics is dedicated to the study of the contextual impact of language on society and culture.

Medical Anthropology - Oxford Bibliographies

Medical anthropology examines health and illness, disease and treatments, the body, biotech, and healthcare systems as socially produced phenomena.

Museum Anthropology - Oxford Bibliographies

Museum anthropology predates anthropology as an academic discipline. Collections spurred the study of the cultures that produced the objects on display.

Settler Colonialism - Oxford Bibliographies

Both colonialism and settler colonialism are premised on exogenous domination, but setter colonialism seeks to replace the original population.

Sociolinguistics - Oxford Bibliographies

In its goal of describing language and its relationship to social behavior and culture, sociolinguistics overlaps with linguistic anthropology.

Tourism - Oxford Bibliographies

Tourism and travel became subjects worthy of discussion in anthropology relatively recently, in Europe in the 1930s and in the US in the 1960s

Urban Anthropology - Oxford Bibliographies

Investigates cities and the sociocultural experiences and practices of urban dwellers in relation to the larger socioeconomic and cultural contexts.

Anthropology Specific Citation Styles and Tools

ANT CCR Workshop Presentations