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Archaeology: Research Guide: Books & eBooks

Library Catalogs

Library catalogs are good places to begin looking for books & e-books by keyword, author, title, or subject.  These database do NOT search the content/text of books however. 

Looking for a journal?  Search by the title of the journal (not the title of the article).

Browsing Archaeology Books in Geisel Library

The books in Geisel Library are arranged by a system called Library of Congress Classification.  The letters and numbers ("CALL NUMBERS") on the label applied to the spine of each book represent this classficiation.  The call numbers are used to keep the books in order, arranged by subject and subarranged by author. Books on the archaeology of a particular region or culture will be with books on the broader topic.  For example, books on archaeological topics pertaining to Turkey will be shelved with other books on Turkey in the range of call numbers beginning with DS 156. 

General books on archaeology are on the fifth floor, in the area with call numbers beginning with the letters CC. For more information about how archaeology  books are arranged within the CC classification, go to the offical Library of Congress page.

Dissertations & Theses

E-Book Collections

These resources allow you to search across the complete text of lots of books. Some collections allow you to download, others only to view on your computer or moblile device. Books still in copyright may not be viewable--in this case, try going to the library catalogs (left) to locate a paper copy.