Resources in Anthropology

  • Summer Hours Monday-Friday: 8:30am-6:00pm; Saturday-Sunday 1-5pm
  •   SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101), Main Library
  • (217) 244-1864


Find Articles in Databases & Journals

Use databases to search multiple online journals at the same time. Find articles about a specific topic by using keywords, subject headings, authors, and more.



Find Background Information

Reference sources, online or in print, include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories and are great starting points for background information about a specific topic.



Browse Useful Websites

Websites can provide statistics, data, articles, documents, and other information about a specific field of study.

Develop Research Skills

Research guides provide suggestions for finding and using information about a specific subject or for a specific class.

Anthropology Research Guides

General Research Guides

Class Guides



Use Additional Library Resources

Find Books and Other Material

Search for books, journals, and media by title, author, subject, keywords, material type, or publication date.

Anthropology Related Libraries and Library Services



Learn About Other Resources on Campus

Learn about anthropology resources, research, and services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.




About the Anthropology Collection

The anthropology holdings of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library support the present and anticipated teaching and research programs in anthropology and its subdisciplines (archaeology, biological anthropology, museum studies, and sociocultural & linguistic anthropology). Recently published and heavily used anthropology books and journals are housed in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library, along with the majority of reference sources supporting anthropological research. The bulk of the estimated 100,000 volumes comprising the anthropology collection is located in the Bookstacks area of the Main Library.

Please direct all comments, suggestions or requests for information to  Beth Sheehan, Anthropology Librarian, (217) 244-1866.