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Anthropology: Books

This is a research guide for Anthropology and includes specialized resources for Foodways and Museum Studies

About Books

Why for finding broad, more comprehensive information on your topic
Where   books can be found by searching UW Libraries Search. They can be print and electronic. Print books are located on the first (A-G & Children's/YA) and second (H-Z) floors in the Tioga Library Building; online books are accessed through UW Libraries Search.
How type in your title or keywords related to your topic in the library catalog

UW Libraries Search w/Tips


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Tips for Searching:

Once you've run a search, use the "Refine My Results" options on the left side of the page.  It's a quick way to drill down to the most useful results without paging through a lot of items you're not really interested inOptions often include:

  • Resource type (examples: book, article)
  • Library (example: UW Tacoma)
  • Creation date
  • Language
  • Topic
  • Classification LCC (Library of Congress call numbers)

Featured Books

Want to Suggest a Title?

The UW Tacoma Library welcomes purchase requests and suggestions from UW Tacoma faculty, students, and staff for materials which support the campus mission and curriculum.  Requests are considered within the scope of the Tacoma Library Collection Development Policy. Click here for more information.

How to find eBooks

1. Type your title or topic into UW Libraries Search.

Screenshot of homepage search.


2. In the column on the left that says, "Refine My Results," click on "Availability: Available Online"

3. Under "Resource Type," click "eBooks" (If you don't see the Resource Type you need, click "Show More.")

4. Click "Apply Filters"

screenshot of e-book filtering, with 'Available Online' and 'ebooks' highlighted with a red box. A red arrow points to 'Apply Filters' link.



5. Select an eBook title and click on the title for the item. Then, you can click on the link available in the "View It" section to access the eBook.

ebook title on HTML and CSS in search results with a red arrow pointing to the title indicating to click the title to access the item.

shows view it section and a box around the link under the view it section showing how to properly access this title