How do I find an ethnographic source for my Anthropology class?


Determining whether or not a source is an ethnography or not can be very challenging. Be sure to follow your class's definition of ethnography when evaluating if a source is ethnographic or not. 
To find ethnographic sources in the library catalog, please follow the steps below. 
  1. Start at the library home page: 
  2. In the search box in the center of the screen, enter in your topic in very broad keywords along with the word "ethnography"
  3. Using the filters on the left, find the category "Subject" and click the arrow to open up more options. 
  4. Find and click the box next to "Ethnography" and click "apply filters" (at the bottom of the page). 
This will now limit all sources that have the subject heading of "ethnography". 
This does not necessarily mean that the source itself is ethnographic, but may be about ethnography instead. 
Always check with your professor if you have any questions. 


  • Last Updated Jun 16, 2022
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  • Answered By Kim Looby

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