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Anthropology Graduate Student Orientation: Finding Books

Finding Books at Vanderbilt and Beyond?

Vanderbilt University Library Catalog

Use the library catalog to search the holdings of ALL 8 Vanderbilt Libraries.   

You can use it to find:

  • Books
  • DVDs & Videos
  • Periodicals
  • Reserve materials
  • and more...

Not finding what you need in Vanderbilt's Library?


WorldCat is a database that allows you to search across library catalogs from all over the US!

Browsing for Books

Another option is to browse the STACKS for books.  The following call # areas might be of interest for Classical Studies.

CC 1-960    Archaeology  3rd floor
E 51-78 Indians of North America  6th floor
F 1201-3430.1 Latin & South America
GF 1-900 Human Ecology. Anthropogeography  5th floor
GN   Anthropology
GN 49-298 Physical Anthropology
GN 301-674 Ethnology. Social and Cultural Anthropology
GN 700-890 Prehistoric Archaeology
GR 1-950 Folklore
GT 1-7070 Manners and Customs


Tips for Searching the Library Catalog

Library Catalog SEARCH TIPS:

  • Use AND to combine terms & narrow your search
    • example: ethnography AND Yanomami

  • Use OR to search for related terms & expand your search
    • example: myth OR folklore

  • Use * to truncate a word & return all possible endings
    • example: anthropolog* (will return anthropology, anthropological, anthropologist)

Books from the Catalog