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Anthropology Research Guide

To Begin

Yes, the starting point is the American Anthropological Association and its Resources page.

Evaluating Website Content

One of the biggest problems that students have with using websites in their research is that they are not sure that the content that they find is accurate. Here are some basic ways to evaluate a website:

  • What does the domain name tell you? Is the site a .com, .edu, or .gov?
  • Is there clear authorship on the site? Does the author state their credentials?
  • Is there an "About" page?
  • Is there contact information or references or citations listed?

These are guidelines from credible institutions to help you evaluate a website and its content:

  1. Cornell Univeristy Library: Evaluating Websites
  2. UC Berkeley Library: Evaluating Web Pages
  3. Johns Hopkins Libraries: Evaluating Information Online

Web Sites

This selection was compiled by retired librarian, Corryn Crosby-Muilenburg, and last checked in February 2011

Human Relations Area Files (HRAF)
Comprehensive Web Pages
Electronic Reference Sources
Special Topics
Women in Development
Indexes & Reference
Style Manuals
Calendars
See also Key Sources in Anthropology print sources


Comprehensive Web Pages


Electronic Reference Sources


Special Topics

Women in Development


Indexes and Reference


Style Manuals


Calendars