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Anthropology : Ethnology/Cultural

This guide presents resources and tips useful for students in anthropology classes. Topics covered include Ethnology, Archaeology, Folklore, Human Evolution, and Primates. There is also basic information about places to find statistics, images, and maps.

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Useful Literature Databases and E-Journals

All of these databases can be found in the Anthropology/Archaeology list of databases in the Database Library. If you are trying to find the e-journal for a specific journal title, please try Citation Search.

The "Core" list of anthropology databases on the Welcome tab lists the primary anthropology databases, all of which are commonly used for looking up ethnology/cultural anthropology research articles:

There are additional links to region-specific databases in the Regions tab.

These resources listed below may also be helpful for ethnological research:

Ethnology Books

Books about anthropology can be located by using a number of different databases.

  • Try the UW-Madison catalog to see what our libraries own.
  • Try WorldCat to find books and other materials owned in libraries across the U.S. as well as many countries around the world.

Are you looking for book reviews? Try this library guide to Finding Book Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Additional Sources for Linguistic Anthropology Research

Linguistic Anthropology is one of the areas that anthropologists study, and is critical for anthropologists doing ethnology. Below is a condensed list of linguistic anthropology and linguistics resources. If you need assistance with research in a particular language area, you may want to consult the List of Library Subject Specialists by Academic Department.

Ethnology Associations and Useful Web Sites