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Find books using the Catalogue

The ANU Library Catalogue contains all items and subscriptions owned or licensed by the Library.

You can find books by searching the Catalogue by keyword. Here are some search tips to get you started:

  • Analyse your topic: identify the main ideas or concepts you need to research.
  • Develop a list of search terms including keywords and phrases.
  • Consider alternative spellings and different word endings.
  • Use more specific words or add words using AND to narrow your search.
  • Use synonyms, related terms, or combine words using OR to broaden your search.
  • Exclude words from your search results using AND NOT.
  • Use the Advanced search to search a particular date of publication, language or format.

For additional advice on book searching, see the Library's Finding Books and More Guide.

Browse the shelf

Each item in the Library is assigned a call number which designates both its subject and also its place on the shelf.

The listing of Library of Congress classification numbers below suggests where to find materials relevant to Anthropology studies on the Library shelves.


Hancock           GF1-900           Human ecology. Anthropogeography (Human geography)

Menzies            GN1-46             Anthropology

Hancock          GN49-296          Physical anthropology

Hancock          GN296-296.5    Medical anthropology

Menzies           GN301-674       Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology

Menzies           GN397-397.7    Applied anthropology

Menzies           GN448-450.8    Economic anthropology

Menzies           GN492-495.2    Political anthropology

Menzies           GN502-517       Psychological anthropology (Ethnopsychology)

Menzies           GN537-674       Ethnic groups and races

Menzies           GN700-890       Prehistoric archaeology

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