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This guide is intended for students who are doing research in anthropology, either for classroom assignments, research papers, or exploring a career in anthropology.

Welcome to the Anthropology Research Guide! This guide has a snapshot of the resources available at the DVC Library, so be sure to Ask a Librarian if you need more help!

Photo of Aztec Stone CalendarBooks/eBooks will take you on a deep dive into a broader topic. You can get background, history, context, and multiple perspectives.

Articles are good if you need very specific or very recent information on a topic. You can search for articles in the databases that the library subscribes to.

Web searching can be a good place to start learning about a topic, but often it can take a lot of work to identify if a website is a good source or not.

Exploring a career in anthropology ? Take a look at this page to find career-oriented resources for anthropology.

Citations are how you indicate to your readers what in your paper is your ideas and what are the ideas of others. Plus they're a required part of writing a research paper.


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