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Medical Anthropology: Find Books

Guide to databases, journals, background information, and other sources related to medical anthropology.

Books in the TriCo Libraries

Use Tripod to find books held by the TriCollege libraries.  You can request books from the other TriCo schools and have them delivered to Swarthmore.

Use One Good Book to Find Others
When you've located a relevant book, there are several strategies you can use to find additional related works.
  • Search by the subject headings you find in the book's Tripod record--this will help you find other books on the same topic, classified with the same subject heading.
  • Consult the book's bibliography and use Tripod and library databases to track down some of the sources that author cited.

Books Beyond the TriCo Libraries

Library services have changed for Spring 2020. See COVID-19 Update box above for current information.


The Swarthmore Libraries can help you get books, even when we don't own a copy.

Here's how to get a book:

  1. Search Tripod for the book title. (Need more books? Search Worldcat.)
  2. If no TriCo copies are available, login to EZBorrow. See if you can request a copy. (Usually takes about 1 week to arrive.)
  3. If no TriCo or EZBorrow copies area available, fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request form. (Usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive.)

What about articles?  We can help you get articles, too.

  1. First, check Tripod for the article.
  2. If we don't have access, place an Article Delivery Request. Most requests are filled by email. (Usually takes 2 days or less.)