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Anthropology: Resources

Key Databases in Anthropology

Google Scholar Search

Citation & Productivity Tools

AAA and Chicago Citation Style

Department of Anthropology

News & Newspapers


To borrow books or get copies of articles from other libraries, use your ILLIAD account. It's free, and some articles arrive within hours. Books will be sent to the Miller desk for pickup.

Set up your ILLIAD account: on the Colby Libraries webpage, go to My Accounts in the menu bar, and select My ILLiad Account from the menu. 

Searching, Researching, & Writing

Search Methods Review

  • Develop your topic, thesis statement, and research questions
  • Use KEYWORD searches to find relevant or interesting sources
  • Look for SUBJECT terms in relevant books and articles; then use those as keywords to search
  • READ/SKIM abstracts, Table of Contents, introductions, and bibliographies, etc.
  • Find relevant sources CITED within sources and read or skim them as well
  • Look for authors discussing/referencing/citing other scholars
  • Look for CONNECTIONS among scholars, publications, themes, theories, etc.
  • EVALUATE your sources for relevance and reliability

Books & Media

CBBcat, the library catalog, logo image

Search for both physical and digital books, films, and other media in our library catalog.

For online resources, look for a small circular red E in the icons to the left of your results. (E-books, streams, digital documents.)

Or use the drop-downs on the CBBcat search page, for a more precise search.

Your Librarian

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Erin Rhodes

Special Collections & Archives
Miller Library | Main Floor
Subjects: Anthropology
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