Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.


This guide is intended for students who are doing research in anthropology, either for classroom assignments, research papers, or exploring a career in anthropology.

Welcome to the Anthropology guide!

The Contra Costa College Library has many resources available for students studying anthropology. This guide gives you an introduction to what we have, but you can always Ask a Librarian if you'd like more info or need help getting started.

anthropology artifactBooks: Look here for key books in this topic area (including print books on our shelves, and electronic books you can use from home). Try these subject searches:

     - Anthropology, Cultural
     - Anthropology, Physical
     - Anthropology -- Prehistoric

Articles: We've chosen a few key article databases for your topic area where you might find information in magazines, journals, and newspapers.

Videos: Want to watch something on your topic? Check out our video databases.

Internet Sources: Finding a high quality website through Google can feel frustrating. We have some evaluation tips and ideas of where you might want to start.

Careers: Explore information about careers in Anthropology.

Image shared via Creative Commons from flicker user 53Kevin.