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Anthropology: For Students

Information Literacy

A student who has achieved information literacy should be able to:

  • Effectively use library resources and services

  • Access information in various formats

  • Develop successful search strategies

  • Articulate their information need

  • Analyze and evaluate information

  • Critically think about the research process

Research & Writing







Getting Your Research Started 

How to Use the UT Library Catalog 

LC Call Numbers

Subject vs. Keyword Searching

Journals vs. Magazines


How to Write Annotations


Print Copies of Style Manuals for formatting your bibliographies and manuscripts are also on Carlson Library Reserve or Reference. More information can also be found through The Writing Center and at The University of Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Search for books, dvds, cds...

UT Library Catalog

To search for books, periodicals, and other multimedia.

Search by: Keyword, Subject, Title, Author, or Number

  • To narrow or expand search use
    • Boolean Searching: AND, OR, and NOT
      • EX: climate change and global warming
      • EX: (climate change or global warming) and environment
      • EX: religious identity and the media
      • EX:(religious identity or religion) and media
    • Use Synonyms and related words to search
    • Find subject headings : Based on an official list of terms
  • limiting options:
    • format of material (ex: e-book)
    • year of publication
    • location
  • Resources
    Reviews & More
    International encyclopedia of the social sciences [electronic resource] / William A. Darity, Jr., editor in chief