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AN101 Biological Anthropology: Getting Started

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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.

Select Reference Books for Biological Anthropology

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