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Anthropology Graduate Student Research Guide: Books

A research guide to library research resources for anthropology graduate students.

Series Titles for Biological Anthropology

Anthropology Reference Books

More anthropology reference materials listed on the Reference tab.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Log in to ILLiad to make an Interlibrary Loan request

Interlibrary Loan is a Library lending service available to current TxState students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that the Alkek Library does not own.

This service is free to Texas State students, faculty, and staff. Typical turnaround for a book is 2 weeks.  Turnaround time for articles varies depending on format (hard copy or electronic) but averages 2 to 3 days.

Alkek Library Book Catalog

Search the library catalog for print resources, ebooks, movies, and more!


  • Click on the book title to see subject headings (example below), if you're having trouble coming up with the right keywords to find your books or articles. 
  • Use truncation, for example if searching for political or politics, you can type polit* and get any form of the root word before the *

Finding Books, eBooks, Audio Visuals etc.

Use the Library Catalog to search the main collection for print resources and ebooks. The Library Catalog also provides location and availability details.

Subject terms in the library catalog use the Library of Congress Subject Headings. There are 292 resources in our library catalog with the subject heading Anthropology. There are 51 Related Subjects. Below are a few examples of related subjects:

Applied anthropology

Ethnology - Cultural Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology

Human Remains Archaeology

Medical Anthropology

Medical anthropology -- Research -- Methodology.

Medical anthropology -- Methodology.

Physical anthropology

Public health Anthropological aspects

Public health -- Anthropological aspects -- Research -- Methodology.

Public health -- Anthropological aspects -- Methodology.


Other Catalogs

Texshare - Check out a book from almost anywhere in Texas with one of these cards. Click for information.

Worldcat Searches thousands of libraries -  built-in interlibrary loan request button allows you to get material we don't own.