This guide presents a selection of resources to help you get started with your research in Anthropology. Use the menu on the left to navigate through the different sections of this guide.
If you would like assistance locating resources, developing your topic, or have any other questions, please reach out by email or schedule a consultation.
Begin with Library Search to explore the resources available to you through Vassar.
Keyword and subject heading searching are both useful approaches to locating relevant sources. You may find that using a combination of keywords and subject headings brings you the most success.
Library of Congress (LC) subject heading classifications are most commonly used, however article databases, such a JSTOR, may use their own subject headings. Find subject headings by viewing the full details of the source, use the database's subject list/ thesaurus if available, or look to filter your search results by subject.
For more search terms, click on the different topics at the top of this box. The topic pages borrow from MIT's Anthropology & archaeology: Subfields guide.
The following areas would fall under this field and might also be good general terms to search:
The Folklore Wiki (American Folklore Society)
Food Studies Bibliography (Association for the Study of Food and Society)
"Linguistic Anthropology" by Alessandro Duranti in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2001)