Anthropologist Dr. Margaret Mead studying a decorated Tchambul skull, by John Loengard 1968 New York City (Source: Life photo archive)
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. These kinds of background guides offer a good start for your research and often will also provide a broader perspective in which to situate your research.