Exploring your topic
This page contains resources/ ideas for exploring a research topic or question(s) in anthropological literature. Handbooks, readers, and edited volumes can be great textual places to start reading around a given topic or idea. Blogs and other places of conversation on the web are a fun way to see the most recent conversations among your fellow anthropologists and ethnographers.
Handbooks are intended as guides to procedures and types of research. Below are a small selection that may prove useful in your fieldwork and writing.
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
The following sources provide overviews of ideas in anthropology. When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibiliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable. This is a good start for your research can help provide a broader perspective in which to situtate your research.