Select Reference Books for Physical Anthropology
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Encyclopedias and other reference books provide succinct overviews that will help you put topics into context. The resources are a great way to
- Brainstorm ideas
- Narrow an existing topic
- Glean keywords for catalog and database searches
- Leverage bibliographies for the next stage of your research
These resources are reviewed (i.e., "vetted") by a team of editors, whereas anyone can add anything to Wikipedia. Take a few minutes to browse the anthropology reference books, many of which start with the call letters GN.
Credo Reference is a large collection of online reference sources that includes conceptual mapping, topic pages and article links.