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Anthropology and archaeology

Liaison librarian

  • robin [dot] canuel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4698
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

Office Hours

Leacock Building, Room 715

No summer office hours

Available by appointment

Sources for Background Information

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias

Searching the Library Catalogue

Use the basic word(s) anywhere or advanced keyword search in the library catalogue. You can search using words like - prehistoric, anthropolog?, cultur?, etc.

Search tips

Truncation symbol: ? e.g. cultur? will retrieve catalogue records containing the words culture, cultures, cultural, etc.
Phrase searching: "___" e.g. "ancient egypt" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase ancient egypt
Boolean operators: (), AND, OR, NOT
default: AND
e.g. women AND (mesopotamian OR "ancient egypt") will retrieve catalogue records containing the word women AND either mesopotamian OR the phrase ancient egypt

Core Databases

  • Anthropology Plus Searches Anthropological Literature and Anthropological Index, now combined on EBSCO
  • Anthrosource
    Full text of over 30 journals published through the American Anthropological Association
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
    Indexes works published from the 16th century to the present concerning native North American topics and issues, including monographs, essays, journal articles, dissertations and other publications.

Additional Databases


Selected Internet Sites

Accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

Other Resources

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