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Internet Resources
A well-designed, searchable glossary of terms used in the field, covering cultural and physical anthropology and archaeology. 

Anthropology and American Indian Sites on the Internet.
Provides links to selected sites on American Indians, cultural and physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics, as well as sites for electronic publications, organizations, and museums. Maintained by librarians at the University of Arizona. 

Anthropology Resources on the Internet.
A lengthy list of sites of interest, originally selected by Allen Lutins, maintained since 1999 by Bernard-Olivier Clist. Though the presentation is simple and unadorned, the site is well organized and frequently updated. Many of the links have brief explanatory annotations. Coverage includes cultural and physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, organizations, field schools, electronic discussion groups and publications, and guides to resources. 

WWWVL Anthropology.
Provides a comprehensive list of Internet resources relating to the field. Includes sections on linguistic anthropology, applied anthropology, archaeology, biophysical anthropology, and links to discussion forums, journals, organizations, etc. This well organized site includes explanatory notes, annotations, and rankings for sites. 

WWW Virtual Library: ArchNet.
Covers topics by regions as well as departments, publications, and museums. Well organized and rich in content, this site also features attractive layout and graphics.


Library Resources 
Abstracts in Anthropology. Farmingdale, N.Y.: Baywood, 1970-.
Offers abstracts of books, articles, and conference proceedings in cultural and physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics. 

Annual Review of Anthropology. Palo Alto: Annual Reviews, 1972-.
An annual survey of significant research in anthropology. Review articles can give a sense of the direction of new research, and some provide thorough, selective bibliographies. 

Atlas of World Cultures: A Geographic Guide to Ethnographic Literature. By David H. Price. Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage, 1989.
Places bibliographic information about cultures in a geographic context. Uses forty maps to locate 3,500 cultural groups, for which bibliographies are provided. 

Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Surveys human evolution in thematic chapters. 

Dictionary of Anthropology. By Charlotte Seymour-Smith. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1986.
Defines terms used in the field and offers a selective bibliography. Physical anthropology is not covered, nor are archaeology, linguistics, or related fields. 

Dictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology. By Robert H. Winthrop. New York: Greenwood, 1991.
Defines key concepts, explores the evolution of each concept, and leads the researcher to key sources. This work is especially useful for tracking the significance and influence of an idea in the field. 

Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. 4 vols. New York: Holt, 1996. 
Offers 340 lengthy articles written by specialists on approaches, methods, concepts, and topics relating to cultural anthropology. Articles are followed by up-to-date bibliographies of key research. 

Encyclopedia of World Cultures. 10 vols. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1991-. 
Covers more than 1,500 cultural groups, alphabetically arranged within regions. Entries summarize information on the distribution, belief systems, kinship structures, and history of the groups, and provide selective bibliographies. The encyclopedia is based on information in the Human Relations Area Files

Human Relations Area Files. New Haven: Human Relations Area Files Press, 1949-.
A huge collection of anthropological data books, articles, field reports, etc. arranged into 300 cultural groups. Within each group, information is categorized by subject, such as food production, interpersonal relations, and religion. Because the organization is the same under each culture, it is easy to make cross-cultural comparisons. Files, on microfiche, can be found using the Outline of World Cultures, 6th ed. rev. (New Haven: Human Relations Area Files Press, 1983) and the Outline of Cultural Materials, 5th ed. rev. (New Haven: Human Relations Area Files Press, 1982); some of the material is also available in electronic format. 

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life. 4 vols. Detroit: Gale, 1998.
A compendium of information about the cultural and social lives of ethnic groups throughout the world. Each entry covers traditions, contemporary living conditions, food, language, and religious expression of more than 500 peoples.

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