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Key information resources for research in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, anthropological archaeology, and medical anthropology.

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Research topics are often formed from a vague or general idea. Background information is used for providing definitions, historical background, or context, and for enlarging your initial idea. Begin with Gale Virtual Reference Library to quickly locate information on your topic or to help you focus your topic idea.


Use these databases to locate general, introductory information about topics. These are a good place to get started if you need background information.



Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Anthropology

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