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.
- International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
- Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World’s Cultures
- Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology
- Human Evolution: A Guide to the Debates
- The Encyclopedia of Evolution
- International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
- The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
Browse Useful Websites
Websites can provide statistics, data, articles, documents, and other information about a specific field of study.
Develop Research Skills
Anthropology Research Guides
Research guides provide suggestions for finding and using information about a specific subject.
- Guide to Sources in Anthropology
- Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) | eHRAF World Cultures Guide
- Folklore Resources
Class guides are created by librarians to provide guides to helpful sources for a particular class.
Use Additional Library Resources
Anthropology Related Libraries and Library Services
- Architecture and Art Library
- ACES – Funk
- International and Area Studies Library
- Literatures & Languages Library
- Music and Performing Arts Library
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 or requests for information to Jessica Hagman, 217-333-3005.