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Anthropology: Getting started

A guide to resources for anthropologists at Oxford.

Tylor Library

The Tylor Library, also referred to as the Social and Cultural Anthropology Library, is located in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at 51 Banbury Rd. Within the school of anthropology it's complemented by the Balfour Library of the Pitt Rivers Museum, which collects material culture and visual anthropology print material.

Other Bodleian Libraries of interest to anthropologists include the Social Science Library and the Radcliffe Science Library, which may be useful for medical and biological anthropology in particular.

Opening Hours

  • 9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday - Friday (term-time & vacations)
  • 1.00pm - 4.00pm, Saturday (term-time only)

Joining the library

All new readers should register with the library/reception office (51 Banbury Rd.). Generally if you have a full (blue) University card you may read and borrow. If you can't find staff in the library to help you, please ask in the main ISCA office (first floor of 51).

Readers must abide by the Bodleian Library Regulations.

Other libraries for anthropology

Balfour Library The teaching and research library of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Social Science Library The SSL is a major teaching and research collection with useful material in anthropology and sociology, migration and other related fields.

Radcliffe Science Library The RSL collects Legal Deposit and other science material, including some medical anthropology.

Bodleian Library The main Bodleian Library is one of the key scholarly collections in Europe, and is entitled to receive all UK publications by Legal Deposit.

Social and Cultural Anthropology LibGuide

This page gives you links to key resources and information about new publications. The tabs below lead to more in-depth information about:

Articles & papers
 

Using online resources

Theses & dissertations

Regions

Themes

For researchers

 

If you wish to ask a question or seek more help then please contact the Tylor Library, or for subject enquiries the Subject Consultant.

New Books

Ghodsee, Kristen Rogheh. (2016). From notes to narrative : writing ethnographies that everyone can read.

Lewin, Ellen ; Silverstein, Leni M. (2016). Mapping feminist anthropology in the twenty-first century.

Coleman, Simon ; Hyatt, Susan ; Kingsolver, Ann. (2017). The Routledge companion to contemporary anthropology.

 Gledhill, John. (2016). World anthropologies in practice : situated perspectives, global knowledge.

 

Power, Camilla ; Finnegan, Morna ; Callan, Hilary. (2017). Human origins : contributions from social anthropology.

Library Assistant

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Library Assistant is our online guide to library services for new undergraduate students. It is adapted to work on smartphones and tablets so you can access it anywhere.  You can use Library Assistant to -

  • Find libraries around Oxford
  • Get help finding books on your reading lists
  • Get information about library WiFi, passwords and photocopying
  • ...and much more

Visit Library Assistant at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/assistantor

Scan the QR code below using your smartphone or tablet to get directly to Library Assistant

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Archaeology & Tylor Anthropology Librarian

Tylor Library Assistant

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Martin Pevsner
Contact:
Tylor Library
School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography
51-53 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6PE
01865 274671

Remote Access

There are three methods of accessing subscription resources off campus:
  • Single Sign On. Sign on to SOLO, OxLIP+ or your University email, and your browser retains the sign on. This allows you to access most e-resources as if you were on campus.
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network). Register with OU IT Service to log on to the network via VPN. Once logged on you can access all e-resources as if you were on campus.
  • Departmental Server. Members of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology can use all e-resources via the terminal server.
For further information see the Bodleian Libraries remote access guide.