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Anthropology Research Guide: Finding Books & Media

Helpful resources for anthropology research projects

Library Catalog

Use the MCC Library Catalog to find out what the Library has on your topic. Enter your search below to get started!

Sample Catalog Record

Example catalog record--links to a larger version of the image

E-Books

Video Databases

E-Book Databases

To access the databases from off-campus, you will need your myMCC login. You may find your myMCC login at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC.  Click on "What's my username or password?"  

Anthropology Call Numbers (Where are the anthropology books shelved?)

Most anthropology books are shelved in the GN call number area. However, due to the very broad nature of this field, some anthropology books may be shelved with other subjects. See below for most likely call numbers:

  • Cultural anthropology: GN 301 to 674
  • Customs: GT
  • Physical anthropology: GN 49 to 298
  • Evolution: QH 360
  • Primates: QL 737.P9
  • Linguistics: P
  • History of Civilization: CB
  • Archaeology (general): CC
  • Prehistoric archaeology: GN 700 to 890
    • Note: (Some books on the archaeology of a region are shelved with the history books on that region, such as Ancient Egypt: DT)

Reference Books: some are now circulating and located in the Stacks

Articles in Reference Books can provide concise overviews of anthropology topics and are often a good place to start your research.

NOTE: Now reference books can be found in the Stacks and in the Reference areas. Some are also available online as e-books. Please speak to a librarian if you need assistance. We are here to help!

Interlibrary Loan

If the MCC Library does not have a book you need, you can request that it be borrowed from another library.  To determine the book holdings of other libraries, use the WorldCat catalog: