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ANTH 204 Archaeology: Find Books

Why Use Books?

Why Use Books?       

Books...

  • can give you an in-depth analysis of your topic      
  • can get you a historical perspecitve on your topic to see how it has evolved over time
  • often are written by authors who are experts or have taken the time to do research on a particular subject
  • help you understand the complexity your topic

When you find a book...

  • you do not have to read the whole book! Instead look at the table of contents in the front to find which chapters will be most helpful to you
  • look in the back of the book.  Often there is a list of sources that the author consulted when he or she wrote the book.  You might want to use these sources for your research, too!
  • EVALUATE it to determine if it is a credible sources for your research

 

Find Books in the Holman Library

Search for BOOKS & EBOOKS
in the Holman Library One Search Tool

 

1. FIRST: Try broad search words relating to your topic, such as:

 

2.  NEXT: Try a new search.  Add words to narrow your search, such as:

archaeology iron age Latin America
archaeological Prehistory Japan

archaeology society hierarchy controversy
excavations Native American
excavations Apache debate
Mayan ruins "political structure" perspectives

3.  ALSO: Brainstorm synonyms or related terms for search words

  • Example: Mayan -  Maya, mesoamerican, Belize, Guatemala, Yucatan, Latin America, pre-Columbian, indigenous, indian
  • Example searches:
    archaeology mesoamerican
    relics pre-Columbian
    relics Beliz

4. FINALLY filter your results by source type =  "books" 
(see image below)

 

 

 

Note: You can request that books be sent to the Kent, Enumclaw or Auburn SBAC campuses from the Holman Library)

Browse Books

BROWSE BOOKS

Many books about Archaeology are grouped together on the library shelves in the 930.1 Call Number Area

1. Open books and skim through the chapter headings to see if one relates to your topic.

2. If you'd like help, ask a librarian to help you locate the books

3. Click on links to see list of books by subject:


Get Books and Articles from Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loans

Get Books and Articles from other Libraries

1. Click on the link above. Enter search words to find books that are owned by libraries across the United States

2. Note down the author, title, publisher, publication date and ISBN number of the book

3. Make an Interlibrary Loan Request using the following link so that the book can be sent to Green River's Holman Library for you to borrow:
NOTE: this process may take one week

4. To see an example of how to make a request, click below:

Google Books

Google Books

Find previews of books

1. Search Google Books to find full text or partial text of books online

2. Choose books that indicate "Preview" You may not see entire text of the book, but many of the chapters may be included. You can often find great information in these chapters.

illustration of a Google Books page, with the Preview link highlighted

3. Are there pages missing from your preview that you would like to read?
Make an Interlibrary Loan Request using the following link so that the book can be sent to Green River's Holman Library for you to borrow:
NOTE: this process may take one week

4. To see an example of how to make a request, click below:

Primo Refine Results by Source Type = Books