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Take a look at Annual Review of Anthropology. An article from the Annual Review of Antropology counts as a scholarly journal article. The library has every year from 1979 to 2001. These are cataloged as books, call number 301 A615a, located in the Nonfiction collection.

Annual Review of Anthropology
Call Number: Dayton Nonfiction 301 A615a


Reference books

Reference books must be used in the library. They can not be checked out. Here are some examples of reference books on culture.

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Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America - Robert von Dassanowsky
ISBN: 9780787639860
Publication Date: 2000
3 volumes Essays on approximately 150 culture groups of the U.S., from Acadians to Yupiats, covering their history, acculturation and assimilation, family and community dynamics, language and religion.

Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups
Call Number: Dayton Reference 305.8 H339t
ISBN: 0674375122
Publication Date: 1980
Each ethnic group is described in detail. The origins, history and present situation of the familiar as well as the virtually unknown are presented succinctly and objectively. Not only the immigrants and refugees who came voluntarily but also those already in the New World when the first Europeans arrived, those whose ancestors came involuntarily as slaves, and those who became part of the American population as a result of conquest or purchase and subsequent annexation figure in these pages. The English and the Estonians, the Germans and the Gypsies, the Swedes and the Serbs are interestingly juxtaposed. Even entries about relatively well-known groups offer new material and fresh interpretations. The articles on less well-known groups are the product of intensive research in primary sources; many provide the first scholarly discussion to appear in English. One hundred and twenty American and European contributors have been involved in this effort, writing either on individual groups or on broad themes relating to many.

American Immigrant Cultures: Builders of a Nation - David Levinson
ISBN: 9780028972145
Publication Date: 1997
2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology - David Levinson; Melvin Ember (Editor)
Call Number: R 305.8003 E56L
ISBN: 0805028773
Publication Date: 1996-06-01
Ethnology -- Encyclopedias

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Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology - Alan Barnard (Editor); Jonathan Spencer (Editor)
Call Number: electronic resource
ISBN: 9781849728003
Publication Date: 2010-10-29

Worldmark encyclopedia of cultures and daily life [electronic resource]
Call Number: Electronic resource
ISBN: 9781414448930
Publication Date: 2009
This is a great place to look up tribes.

Concise dictionary of social and cultural anthropology [electronic resource] - Mike Morris
Call Number: electronic resource
Publication Date: 2012
"The Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology is an accessible, hands-on guide to the hundreds of terms the student of anthropology and the general reader will encounter in dealing with anthropological and ethnographic literature. It includes related terminology from allied fields such as sociology, economics, and geography. The focus is on key concepts in anthropology, with a number of biographies included to identify influential figures who have formulated central theories and conducted the most famous field research within cultures around the world. Extensive bibliographical references provide pointers for further research. Anthropology is a relatively young discipline with a complex history. Anthropological research encompasses hundreds of cultures and provides a valuable perspective on an increasingly globalized world. Written by a researcher and librarian expert in the fields of social and cultural anthropology, this Concise Dictionary offers an invaluable reference to the terminology and accomplishments of this far-reaching and diverse field"--P. [4] of cover

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Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities - Carl Skutsch (Editor)
Call Number: 305.8003 E564s
ISBN: 157958392X
Publication Date: 2004-11-29

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