An ethnography is:
An ethnography is NOT:
Where are ethnographic monographs? Are they shelved in a specific place in the library?
Anthropology books about a certain region of the world are often classified with books on that region and NOT in the general anthropology call number. Similarly, ethnographic monographs written about cultures/groups are classified with the books on that country (eg. Africa, DT; Asia, DS; Latin America, F) or subject (e.g. ethnographies about education will be in the education section).
If they aren't all together in the library, how can I find them?
1) Finding ethnographies in the library catalog:
Ethnographies can be difficult to identify in the catalog because there is no specific subject heading for "ethnography". So, here are some tips for searching for them in discoverE:
2) Search the Anthropology Online database. This is a full-text database of published ethnographies, memoirs, archival material, and selected images.
3) Finding ethnographies using the Anthropology Plus database:
4) Try searching the eHRAF World Cultures database. It includes over 100 full text ethnographies.