Targeted, specialized reference sources are a great way to home in on the most relevant literature. The brief articles in reference texts are useful reads as you're becoming familiar with a new topic, but it is also useful to take a look at how they are organized. Take cues from this organization as to how these ideas are organized within the field of anthropology. Note the vocabulary being used for use in your online searches.
Most important, the bibliographies at the end of each section provide recommended books and articles. These short lists can help narrow a too-productive online search, or can help provide a starting place for those harder-to-find topics.
Ask a reference librarian for recommendations on reference books.
Search by keyword and then use the options in the left-hand menu of the result list to the "Collection" to "Carleton College Reference" or to limit the "Material Type" to "Reference Entries" to find reference articles in Carleton's online and print reference books.
For example, try: biomedicine
Librarians can help you find more reference books or anything else in the library. Just stop by the Research/IT Desk in the 4th Floor Reference Room or call x4264.
During the term, librarians staff the Research/IT desk during the following hours:
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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