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Anthropology: Getting started

A guide to resources for anthropologists at Oxford.

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford seeking support in Anthropology, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about printed and online resources, including ebooks, ejournals, databases, and special collections for Anthropology.

Finding books for Anthropology

Oxford has a wide range of printed books for Anthropology, including the main collection in the Tylor Library. It also offers an ever-increasing access to e-books collections.

For more detailed information on our ebook collections visit the books page of this guide.

Key journals

A lot of journals, as well as being available in print, are available online and can be searched via SOLO or eJournals A-Z. Below are a few of the top journals for Anthropology below but you can find a longer list on the journals page of this guide.

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many bibliographic databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, patents, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for anthropology below, but take a look at the databases page of this guide for more titles.