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Anthropology: Encyclopedias+

Smart Places to Start

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Specialized encyclopedias (as well as dictionaries and handbooks) can be great places to start your research, especially if you need to gather some background information, define some terms, or understand a theory.

Most of the resources listed here are online but there are many others available only in print--many in the Reference Collection in Geisel Library.  Ask a librarian for help in locating others.

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