Anthropology Study Guide

The type of resource below is a list of authoritative sources available on this topic, such as books available at the NCTC Libraries and internet resources.


Search the Catalog. Use the NCTC Library catalog to search all NCTC campuses for books, DVDs, and more. Search by keyword, subject, series, title, or author. The call number and location indicate where the item is located.

Suggested Search Terms

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Ethnography
  • Culture
  • History
  • Mythology
  • Civilization
  • Folklore
  • Customs
  • Evolution


NCTC provides subscriptions to thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers and other credible sources of information through research databases.

Note: These links only work ON-CAMPUS. To access the databases off-campus, go the Library Databases page within MyNCTC.

Suggested Databases

JSTOR is comprehensive academic journal database for the study of the Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts.

Academic Search Complete
ASC covers all subjects, including current topics. For best results, use the "Choose Database" feature and select all databases. ASC contains academic and popular sources.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection
NCTC owns thousands of quality reference books, available at any time through the eBook Collection.

is an up-to-date reference site for every country in the world, including news, statistics, and cultural information.

A to Z Maps Online
A comprehensive database of downloadable maps covering many topics, such as antique and historical maps, to weather and geological. Also includes flags for different countries. Great for presentations!

Academic Video Online: Premium
A large database of online videos and documentaries covering academic subjects.

Internet Resources

American Anthropological Association
Professional organization for the field of anthropology.

The American Folklife Center
An online research center maintained by the Library of Congress.

Encyclopedia Mythica
An online encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion.

Smithsonian Institute Department of Anthropology
An online research center maintained by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

American Folklore Society
A useful website for the study of folklore. Includes a Folklore Wiki.


AnthroPod: The SCA Podcast
A podcast from the Society for Cultural Anthropology

Award winning podcast from author Aaron Mahnke about folklore stories from around the world.

This Anthropological Life
"Intelligent Podcasts for Inquiring Minds.