The focus of Anthropology is the study of man,
especially of the variety, physical and cultural
characteristics, distribution, customs and social relationships
of mankind. This area of study may include :
This guide is
an introduction to general and comprehensive sources on
anthropology which are in the Howard University Libraries.
Check the Library's catalog
under specific topics for additional resources.
Indexes and Abstracts (Online)
Indexes/Abstracts, Articles--Social Work
here for Access
to restricted databases
via commercial ISPs -
Other Indexes/Abstracts, Articles (Print
which call numbers are not listed are shelved in the
Index/Abstract Area in the Periodicals Unit of
the Undergraduate Library. For Internet and CD-Rom files, ask
the Reference Librarian.
Abstracts in Anthropology. 1977-1992, 1994
speech, physiology, artifacts, history, environment, and social
relations are described, analyzed, interpreted, and compared
within human and animal realms." Subject and author index and
table of contents appear in each volume.
Southwestern archaeology : a bibliography. New
York : Garland Pub., c1982.
E78 S7 A52
Anthropological Literature. ( ANTHLIT) 1959-1976
[microfiche];1979-1992 [bound vols.]
to journal articles, also includes, since 1989, edited works
Print edition has 5 sections: cultural/social; archaeology;
biological/physical; linguistics; general/method/theory.
Bibliography of Asian Studies. 1971-1988
cultures and ethnography.
International African Bibliography.1980 - present
For African cultures and
International Bibliography of Social and Cultural
Annual, 1972- 1993
Attempts worldwide coverage of both books and articles in
anthropology with a subject index in English and French.
Cultural anthropology : a guide to reference and information
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1991.
.K53 1991 in Founders.
Music index. 1979-1985.
Detroit : Information Coordinators [etc.]
Smithsonian contributions to anthropology.
: Smithsonian Institution Press,[ ]. GN1
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology.
of the Bureau of American Ethnology
to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Washington, U.
S. Govt. Print. Off.
E51 U5 in
Aby, Stephen H.
Guide to Reference and Information Sources.
Westport, CT: Libraries
Unlimited, Inc., 2005.
is divided into three major sections: 1) titles useful to the
social sciences in general; 2) related disciplines such as
anthropology and social work; 3) sociology and its
subdivisions: criminology and deviance, gerontology, and
marriage and family. Annotations are descriptive and/or
critical. The 600 resources listed were published from
1970-1986. Sources are almost exclusively
in English and focus on the United States and Great
Britain. Resources listed included reference books, journals,
databases, research centers, organizations and directories.
Funding for anthropological research.
Phoenix, AZ :
Oryx Press, 1986.
Chicago : American Library Association, 1994.
Ref GN42.W47 1994.
bibliography on anthropology and related area studies.
Greenwood guide to American popular culture . Edited
by M. Thomas Inge and Dennis Hall. Westport, CT:
Greenwood Press, 2002. REF E169.1
.G7555 2002 in Founders
Hawes, Joseph M. and Nybakken, Elizabeth I.
American Families; a Research Guide and Historical
Greenwood Press, 1991.
REF GQ535.A585 1991
in Founders and Social Work.
Intended as an
introductory guide. Organization is topical and chronological.
Includes a selected bibliography, an index, and biographical
sketches of the contributors. Chapters review the literature in
a topic are, assess relative merits of recent works, identify
classics and comment on emerging patterns.
Sources of Information in the Social Sciences,
3rd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1986.
literature in the fields of history, geography, economics and
business administration, sociology, anthropology, psychology,
education and political science. Indexed by title and keyword.
A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers.
York: Worth Publishers, c2001. HM585 .G78 2001 in
the Sociology Writing Group at UCLA, this guide assist 45
students in defining paper topics in sociological terms. The
authors use good, rather than perfect, sample papers, to give
tips on organizing the paper writing process, keeping track of
citations, avoiding plagiarism, dealing with field notes,
avoiding sexist language, and polishing the draft.
Dictionaries and Thesauri
Brown, Samuel R.
Finding the Source in Sociology and Anthropology; A
Thesaurus-Index to the Reference Collection.
N.Y.: Greenwood Press,
REF HM51.B75 1987
The title accurately reflects the organization
of the book; the major .portion is a thesaurus-index that
directs the user to the appropriate citation. Focuses on the
United States. Publication dates range from 1965 to 1986.
Indexing is by title/subtitle and by author.
Boston, Mass. :
G.K. Hall, c1986.
REF GN11 D48 1986
The Dictionary of anthropology.
Oxford, UK ;
Malden, MA : Blackwell, 1997.
REF GN307 .D485 1997
Malabar, Fla. :
R.E. Krieger Pub. Co., c1985.
REF GN11 P43 1985
Encyclopedia of American Social History.
New York: Scribner, 1993.
REF HN57.E58 1993
contains some 180 signed multi-page articles, each of which
includes a non-annotated bibliography, on various aspects of
American social history. Articles are devoted to such topics as
family structures, gender roles and relations, women and work,
and the culture of consumption.
Encyclopedia of cultural anthropology.
New York :
Henry Holt and Co., 1996. REF GN307 .E52 1996
European social history from 1350 to 2000. Peter N.
Stearns, Editor in Chief.
New York: Scribner, c2001.
REF HN373 .E63 2001
Encyclopedia of human evolution and prehistory.
Garland Publishing, 2000.
REF GN281 .E53 2000
list of topics and introduction to the field, it identifies
of Religion and Society.
Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 1998.
REF BL60.E53 1998
Founders and Divinity.
one-volume encyclopedia is an attempt to compile
state-of-the-art summaries of "the insights gained by the
principal social sciences of religion: anthropology,
psychology, and sociology."
of social and cultural anthropology.
New York : Routledge, 1996.
REF GN307 .E525 1996
Encyclopedia of world cultures.
Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1991-.
under the auspices of The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF)
at 307 Yale University. This comprehensive 10 volume set is
the work of nearly 1000 contributors who are either experts
on the culture or researchers at HRAF. Thus far 3 of the 9
geographic area volumes have been published. Vol. 10 will be
an accumulated list of cultures and a bibliography. A
standard outline including such topics as demography,
kinship, religion, etc. is followed for each culture.
Summaries of cultures include maps, glossaries, ethnonyms
(alternative names for the culture), and a filmography. Note:
the emphasis is on culture, not nationality. For example, for
Italy, Tuscans, Sicilians, etc. are profiled, not "Italians."
Encyclopedia of world cultures. Supplement. Melvin Ember,
Carol R. Ember, and Ian Skoggard, Editors.
New York: Gale Group/Thomson Learning, c2002.
REF GN307 .E53
1991 Suppl. 2002. in Founders
Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic
Groups. Cambridge, Mass.
: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.
REF E184 A1 H35
social organization, origin, migration, settlement, culture,
education, religion and politics of each group, with
Illustrated encyclopedia of mankind.
New York : M. Cavendish, 1979, c1978.
REF GN307 I44 1979
treatment; well illustrated v.1-15 alphabetical sequence of
cultures "Abelam" to "Zulus" ; v.15-20 thematic aspects of
culture. v.20 is the index
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.
REF H40.A2 15 1972
comprehensive and modern general encyclopedia in the social
sciences. This title was meant to complement rather than
supersede the earlier Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences
and it stresses concepts, principles, theories and methods in
contrast to the more historical focus of the earlier title.
Articles are signed and include non-annotated bibliographies.
As noted above, Volume 18 is a biographical supplement. Volume
19 is devoted to quotations.
McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology.
New York :
REF Q121 .M3 1997 in
Oxford illustrated encyclopaedia of
peoples and cultures.
Volume editor, Richard Hoggart.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
REF GN11 .O94 1992
Oxford ; New
York: Oxford University Press,1985.
REF AE5 O94 1985
v. 1. The
physical world ;v. 2. The natural world; v.3. The history of
mankind: evolution to revolution ; v.4. The history of mankind:
the old world and the new ; v.5. The arts; v.6. The world of
technology; v.7. Human society; -
v.8. The universe.
encyclopedia of popular culture.
Editors, Tom Pendergast, Sara
Pendergast, with an introduction by
Detroit: St. James Press, c2000.
REF E169.1 .S764 2000.
of American popular culture.
New York :
Greenwood Press, c1988.
REF E169.1 H2643 1988
of North American Indians
v. 5- Washington : Smithsonian Institution.
REF E77 H25
linguistic, ethnographic, historical and archaeological
information on pre-history, history and culture of the
aboriginal peoples of North America.
South American Indians. New York, Cooper Square publishers, 1963.
E51 U6 NO.143 1963
names : first and last names from the African continent.
New York :
Carol Pub. Group, 1996.
CS2375.A33 S73 1996
in UGL Circulation, Auxiliary Coll.
Coser, Lewis A. Masters of Sociological
Thought: Ideas in Historical and Social Context.
edition. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977.
offers chapter-length profiles of the lives and ideas of some
of the most prominent figures in the history of sociology.
Biographies are in rough chronological order. A final chapter
in this edition gives brief profiles of modern sociologists.
International dictionary of
anthropologists. New York :
Garland Pub., 1991.
REF GN20 .I5 1991
Anthropology; Bio-bibliography. This
source is especially useful for history and range of the
plurality of anthropology.
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Volume
18, Biographical Supplement.
New York: The
Free Press, 1979.
volume supplements the International Encyclopedia of the
Social Sciences which itself contains some 600
biographical entries. The 215 individuals selected for
inclusion here either died since the preparation of volumes one
through seventeen of the International Encyclopedia, or were
born before January 1, 1909. Articles in this volume average
several pages in length, are signed, and include non-annotated
bibliographies of works by and about the individual profiled. A
further 4,000 biographies appeared in the 1930's vintage
Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences.
Anthropology Biography Web
We the People: An Atlas of America's Ethnic
Diversity.1988. New York : Macmillan, c1988.
atlas with useful textual information, including a discussion
of the 1980 US census data on ethnicity.
Atlas of Archaeology.
Boston, Mass. : G.K.
REF G1046.E15W6 1985
in Founders (Oversize)
by region and period, includes subject index and bibliography
and many illustrations.
Worlds: Times Atlas of Archaeology.
Maplewood, N.J. : Hammond, 1988.
REF G1046 E15. P3 1988
chronology by region, topical articles, bibliography, subject
index and many illustrations.
University of Pittsburgh Press, 
Facilitates comparative research by presenting ethnographic
information in a uniform way. Considers about 50 economic,
technological, social and cultural factors and analyzes 862
societies for which such data are available.
Originally published in installments, with source
citations, in Ethnology beginning in 1962.
of World Cultures.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, c1981.
facts and bibliographies on over 500 of the more completely
WW virtual Library: Anthropology
Anthropology Resources on the Internet
American Anthropological Association.
Anthropology Resources on the Internet
Library of Congress. American Folklife Center.
LSU Libraries. Anthroplogy Guide
Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG):
UR List: web resources for visual
Yahoo: Anthropology and Archaeology - Indices
Advanced Research Methodology:
Annotated Guide to Sources. Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press,
annotated bibliography covering research methods in the social
topically with an author index at the back of the volume.
Miller, Delbert C.
Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement.
Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1991. REF H62.M44 1991in
Founders and Social Work.
A guide to research
methods in the social sciences, including sociology. Divided
sections which include, (1) General Description of the Guides
to Research Design and
Sampling, (2) Basic Research Design, (3) Applied and Evaluation
Research, (4) Guides to
Methods and Techniques of Collecting Data in Library, Field,
and Laboratory, (5) Guides to
Statistical Analysis and Computer Resources, (6) Selected
Sociometric Scales and Indexes,
and (7) Research Proposal, Funding, Costing, Reporting, and
Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research
lists free resources for methods in evaluation and social
research. The focus is on
"how-to" do evaluation research and the methods used: surveys,
focus groups, sampling,
interviews, and other methods.
Evaluating and Citing Sources
APA Style Guide ľ Footnoting of Electronic On-line Information
Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals
How to Evaluate a Web Page.
MLA Style. Documenting Sources from the World Wide Web
Publication Manual of the American
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001.
in Social Work.