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Biological Anthropology: 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).

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.

Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations & Theses (Digital Dissertations) Licensed by UCSD

Search by keywords, author, etc. Free online access to the fulltext of dissertations written at UCSD and other UC campuses since 1993.

Browsing Anthropology 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. 

The main area for biological anthropology books is on the sixth floor of Geisel Library, in the area with call numbers beginning with the letters GN:


  GN49-298        Physical anthropology.

  • GN51-59            Anthropometry
  • GN62.8-265       Human variation
  • GN269-279        Race (General)
  • GN280.7            Man as an animal.  Simian traits versus human traits
  • GN281-289        Human evolution
  • GN282-286.7          Fossil man.  Human paleontology
  • GN296-296.5     Medical anthropology

Books on primates/primatology are found in both libraries at UCSD (Geisel and Biomedical) in the call number range beginning with QL.