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The library has a vast collection of print and electronic titles in Anthropology and related subjects. Using Library Search to search by title, author and/or keywords is the best way to find out what we have. Books are arranged on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal Classification system. You will need to note down the number and accompanying letters for each book listed on Library Search to find the item on the shelves. 

e.g. The Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea by Annette Weiner is available at 301.22953 WEI.

If the book you are looking for is not available in the library at Goldsmiths, expand your search to include Senate House books by checking the box which says 'include other libraries'. All Goldsmiths students can borrow books from Senate House library after completing a short online registration form. To register for Senate House library follow the instructions here. 

See below for a list of some of the key classmarks for Anthropology:

First Floor   302 Social interaction
069 Muesums 303.482 Contact between cultures
301 Sociology and anthropology 305.3 Men and women; gender identity
301.072 Social research 305.4 Women
301.2 Anthropology 305.8 Ethnic groups
301.201 Anthropological and cultural theory 305.80072 Ethnography
301.2072 Research methods on Anthropology 305.90691 Migration
301.209 History of Anthropology 306.6 Sociology of religion
301.2092 Works by/about specific anthropologists, e.g. Malinowski, Mead 307.76 Cities; urban anthropology
301.224 Anthropology in Europe 323 Human rights
301.225 Anthropology in Asia 325.3 Postcolonial theory
301.226 Anthropology in Africa 331.4 Labour
301.227 Anthropology in North America Second Floor  
301.22729 Anthropology in the Caribbean 700 Art
301.228 Anthropology in Latin America 709.011 Anthropology in art
301.229 Anthropology in Australasia and the Pacific 780.01 Ethnomusicology


Library Search will return results for both print and electronic books. When a book is electronic you will see a link for online access. You can also visit our eBook platforms directly, via the links below, to browse through our eBook collections.

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