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Anthropology: Background Research

A guide for students in Anthropology

Research Tip - Keywords

Developing the proper keywords is a crucial step in the research process.  Use the overview stage to help you find the best terms for searching and to develop a search strategy.  Look carefully for synonyms as well as broader and narrower ways to refer to your topic.

Getting Started: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Begin your research by searching for background information on your topic, using one of the Reference Databases listed below:

Online Research Tools