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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Anthropology GN1-890 Human Ecology/Anthropogeology GF1-900 Geography G1-922
Manners/Customs GT1-7070 Recreation/Leisure GV1-1860

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
Encyclopedia of Anthropology REF GN11 .E63 2006
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology REF GN307 .E525 2010
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life REF GN333 .W67 1998
Encyclopedia of Geography REF G63 .E554 2010
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Anthropology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Anthropology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind’s Oldest Taboo GN409 .T73 2008
The Goddess and the Bull GN776.32.T9 B35 2005
Iceman GN778.22.I8 F68 2001
The Archaeology of Politics and Power CC72.4 .M35 2010

Find More Anthropology Find More Manners and Customs Find More Human Ecology


To search the Library Catalog for books about Anthropology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Anthropology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title Call Number
Bone Voyage: A Journey in Forensic Anthropology netLibrary eBook
Science, Reason, and Anthropology netLibrary eBook
Writing at the Margin netLibrary eBook
The Disordered Body netLibrary eBook

Find More Anthropology Find More Geography Find More Human Ecology


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Anthropology or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Anthropology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Before the Dawn GN281 .W33 2006
Guns, Germs, and Steel HM206 .G86 2005
Taboo GN471.4 .T336 2005
The Incredible Human Journey GN281 .I53 2010

Find More Anthropology Find More Geography Find More Human Ecology


To search the Library Catalog for books about Anthropology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Anthropology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Biblical Archaeology Review National Geographic Scientific American

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN. Generally, your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Academic Search Complete Films on Demand JSTOR
Project MUSE Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

CyberPursuits Internet Public Library 2 American Anthropological Association

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936 273 7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: https://www.lonestar.edu/anthropology-dept.htm

Name Phone Number Office Number
Samuel.L.Thomas, Department Chair 936.273.7081 G220-G


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