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China: Anthropological Perspectives (ANT 280)

Dr. Jenny Chio, Spring 2013

Browsing for Books

There is no easy way to browse the anthropology books on the Library shelves. General books on anthropology are in the call number range "GN". However, most anthropology books are scattered across the collection. For example, anthropological ethnographies written about cultures are classified with the books about the country/region of the culture (e.g. Asia, "DS"; Latin America, "F"; Africa in "DT") and books from the four fields of anthropology could be scattered in almost any call number depending on the subject. To find books on an anthropological subject, it is usually easiest to search the library's catalog.

Finding Books and Film


Good for quick searches and for simultaneously searching a broad range of library resources. Relevancy ranking brings the most relevant material to the top. Use the facets to narrow your search by resource type, author, date, etc.

Visit this page for more information on searching and search tools at Emory Libraries.


To find films owned by Emory, search discoverE and select the 'Video' resource type. Ethnographic films are typically classified as documentaries so select this option to narrow your search further if necessary.

Ethnographic Video Online
A collection of documentary films in streaming video format for the visual study of human culture and behavior. It includes classic and contemporary documentaries by leading video producers in the discipline; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films.

Beyond Emory

If you find something that we don't have, we'll get it for you from another library using interlibrary loan, or contact the Anthropology Librarian for additional help.

Tozzer Library
One of the great anthropology collections is at Harvard University in the Tozzer Library. The library collects comprehensively in all four subfields of anthropology and covers a broad geographic range with special emphasis on indegenous peoples of the Americas. Tozzer Library is also renowned for their collections of primary sources and other rare materials (e.g. Maya language materials, Spanish Colonial documents, and field notes).

This catalog searches the collections of more than 9,000 member institutions, including most of the major libraries in North America, and many in Western Europe and Australia. If you can't find what you're looking for at Emory or in the Tozzer Library at Harvard, this is a great place to look.

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