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ANTHROPOLOGY 2E03 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Why Use Books?

Books are a great resource to use when searching for general information on a topic. They are useful for understanding a topic in its context and provide summaries of existing research as well as offer a historical perspective.

Books are best found using the Omni search box and then limiting to McMaster Libraries (Catalogue Only) from the drop-down menu. 

Library Catalogue

Scholarly books are a great resource - watch this video to learn how to recognize one. (2:29)

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This video explains how to enter keywords into the catalogue to find books on a particular topic. (1:13)

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This video shows you how to search by book title using the library catalogue. (0:47)

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Relevant Call Numbers

Our books are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification system. When looking for books in Anthropology it is a good idea to start with Subclass GN - Anthropology.

Subclasses that may be of interest to you include:

GN 62.8 - 265 Human Variation

GN 281 - 289 Human Evolution

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