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Anthropology: Find Books and Videos

This research guide contains resources used to find information on anthropology-related topics.

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The Library of Congress classifications for anthropology are GF and GN. More specifically, GF and GN are broken down as follows:

  • GF1-900 Human ecology. Anthropogeography
  • GF51 Environmental influences on humans
  • GF75 Human influences on the environment
  • GF101-127 Settlements
  • GF125 Cities. Urban geography
  • GF127 Rural settlements. Rural geography
  • GF500-900 By region or country
  • GN1-890 Anthropology
  • GN49-298 Physical anthropology. Somatology
  • GN51-59 Anthropometry
  • GN62.8-265 Human variation Including growth, physical form, skeleton, nervous system, skin, etc.
  • GN269-279 Race (General)
  • GN280.7 Man as an animal. Simian traits versus human traits
  • GN281-289 Human evolution
  • GN282-286.7 Fossil man. Human paleontology
  • GN296-296.5 Medical anthropology
  • GN301-674 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
  • GN357-367 Culture and cultural processes Including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.
  • GN378-396 Collected ethnographies
  • GN397-397.7 Applied anthropology
  • GN406-517 Cultural traits, customs, and institutions
  • GN406-442 Technology. Material culture Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.
  • GN448-450.8 Economic organization. Economic anthropology
  • GN451-477.7 Intellectual life Including communication, recreation, philosophy, religion, knowledge, etc.
  • GN478-491.7 Social organization
  • GN492-495.2 Political organization. Political anthropology
  • GN495.4-498 Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.
  • GN502-517 Psychological anthropology
  • GN537-674 Ethnic groups and races
  • GN550-674 By region or country
  • GN700-890 Prehistoric archaeology

Browsing in any of these areas may lead to the discovery of valuable material in addition to the specific items listed in this guide.

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