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*Anthropology Research Guide

Use this guide to find MSU Library resources and other helpful research tools in the field of Anthropology..

Tips for Identifying Academic Books

  • The author is an expert in their field. Check their credibility by looking for details about them via a Google Search, try and locate a CV, or ask your Professor if they're familiar with the author's work.
  • What institution(s) or organization(s) is the author affiliated with?
  • Have they authored other publications in their field?
  • Note the publisher of the book; often university press or professional organizations publish scholarly content. 
  • Are references or works clearly cited? Does the text contain footnotes?

Finding Books

  1. Enter search terms in the CatSearch box on the library homepage:screenshot of library homepage
  2. Limit to Books on the search results page:
    screenshot of how to limit by books

  3. Further options to limit to 'available in the library' for physical items, or 'available online':
    screenshot of limiting by availability


Didn't find the right book? Request books through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Search for more books using WorldCat and use the Request It! link to get them from another library.