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This guide is an introduction to resources and research tips that may be helpful to students in Anthropology courses at Okanagan College

Background Information

What are they?
Background sources (commonly referred to as reference sources) include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories.

After you've chosen a topic to research, you will need to search for information that will introduce you to the topic. Background sources provide you with:

Important dates or events definitions keywords introduction to main issues list of sources to start research

Background Sources

Find definitions

Encyclopedia of Anthropology.  e-Book. Birx, H. James  Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc. 2006

Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology  By: Orser, Charles E. London : Routledge. 2002. eBook., Database: eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology : An Encyclopedia  e-Book.  Warms, Richard L.  McGee, R. Jon Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc. 2013

See also Okanagan College online resources for Anthropology

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