Subject Guides: Anthropology

Core Databases

Anthropology Plus
Comprehensive, international index to anthropology and archaeology literature. information about this database

Provides full text articles from American Anthropological Association journals, newsletters, and bulletins.

Indexes scientific literature (journal articles, books, technical reports, etc.) on nonhuman primates. information about this database

Other Recommended Databases

Search Central: Sociology & Anthropology
Search Central is a federated search engine for searching across Trexler Library's electronic resources from one simple interface. With this single search, you are combing through major Sociology and Anthropology databases all at once. The results are presented in a consolidated list. Additional options allow you to list results by topic and show you which databases hold your search results.

Academic Search Premier
Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas. information about this database

Full text of scholarly journals from most academic disciplines. Coverage is from the inception of the journal through three to five years ago. information about this database

A database with some full text articles covering various academic subjects including general sciences, humanities, social sciences, and business. information about this database

PubMed (Medline)
A database of citations and abstracts (with some links to full-text articles) primarily in the fields of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health care, but also with relevance to anthropology.

ScienceDirect College Edition Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences
A database of 1000+ full-text Elsevier journals in the areas of health, life, and physical sciences. information about this database

Library Catalogs

Trexler Library Catalog
To search for items held at Trexler Library, use the Trexler Library Catalog. Items listed in the catalog include books, journals, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, government documents, and more.

Search catalogs from libraries across the country and around the globe.  Items owned by Trexler Library show a Muhlenberg College Library icon.  Request items not owned by Trexler Library directly through WorldCat using the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) button. Items generally take 2-10 days to arrive.

Online Reference Sources

Annual Review of Anthropology
Summary and analysis of research in the field of anthropology, published annually. Good for an overview of the current state of research on a given topic. Print version of volumes 1-37 (1972-2008) also available in the Trexler Library Main Collection at 306 A615r.

Credo Reference Online
Provides access to a collection of aggregated and integrated reference books from high-quality publishers.

Print Reference Sources

Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology (1996)
Call Number: 305.803 E56o v.1-4

Encyclopedia of Evolution (2002)
Call Number: 576.803 E56o v.1-2

Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory (2nd ed., 2000)
Call Number: 599.938 E56o

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (1996)
Call Number: 306.03 E36o

Encyclopedia of World Cultures (1991-1996)
Call Number: 306.03 E56o v.1-10
Plus a 2002 Supplement at 306.03 E56o, Suppl.


Anthropology Internet Sites (Sociology and Anthropology Department, Muhlenberg College)
Organizations, libraries and museums, careers, and more selected by the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

Anthropology Resources on the Internet (American Anthropological Association)
Suggested resources from the key association in the field of Anthropology.

Intute: Anthropology
Directory of high quality web content related to Anthropology.  All sources are selected and annotated by subject specialists.

Resources for Students in Anthropology (American Anthropological Association)
Grant information, internship opportunties, and more from the key association in the field of Anthropology.

Other Items of Interest

Interlibrary Loan
The Interlibrary Loan Office service provides access to materials not owned by Muhlenberg College. Interlibrary loan service supports the study and research needs of Muhlenberg College students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and some affiliates.

Citation Tools

Citation Guides
Find information on a variety of citation styles.

Zotero is a "free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources."  Download and learn more from  Additional step-by-step instructions are available at