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In addition to the e-content provided through the Library web site, many academic publishers are making additional e-resources available. Check this list Library resources during COVID-19 pandemic for details. The list is being updated as more resources become available, so do check back regularly.
If you're a new user of the Oxford Brookes Library you might find the information on our webpage for new students useful.
To help you make the best use of digital tools for study, employment and life whilst you're at Brookes, why not try our Digital Capabilities for Students module?
Find all our books and electronic books using LibrarySearch (the search box on the Library homepage). Search and then select Book from the Search tools menu on the left. You can further limit your search to eBook if you only want electronic books. More information about our electronic books can be found on the Finding e-books webpage.
Video guide to using LibrarySearch to find books Finding a book when you know the author/title - PDFFinding a book on a topic - PDF
Books bought recently for anthropology
Use the shelfmarks below to find where books on particular aspects of anthropology are kept in the Library
The vast majority of modules will have a reading list, created by the module leader. Find the reading list in the top right corner of the module on Moodle, or you can search by module name or number on the
reading list homepage. Reading lists are interactive: click on the online resource button to be taken straight to the ebook, webpage, article or audiovisual resource, and login to make your own notes on the readings. Why not watch our
which will help you get the most out of your reading list?
Ethnographies: a reading list with a selection of ethnographies available in the Library
Study skills resources: links to books, websites and other resources that give support and advice on how to study effectively
Teach yourself: library guides, 'how to' videos and literature searching
Citing references in your work and plagiarism: advice on correct referencing and avoiding plagiarism
Library services for researchers - general web pages for staff and research students
Cite Them Right Online shows you how to reference a wide range of resources using Harvard and other referencing styles. It also gives guidance on how to avoid plagiarism.
Citing references in your work and plagiarism
Library printed guide to citing your references using the Harvard (Author-Date) system ( Word or PDF)
EndNote: reference management software for assisting with studying, research and creating bibliographies
Finding journals and journal articles for anthropology ( pdf or word)
You can use LibrarySearch to find journal articles: type in your topic and then use the search tools menu to limit the format to article. Guide to finding journal articles on a topic using LibrarySearch - PDF.
When you want to find more specialised and specific journal articles, you may want to try using a database. Searching a database will help you find journal articles (and sometimes books, book chapters, reports and other published materials) that are scholarly, academic and peer-reviewed, and suitable for your assignments and research.
2015-2016 onwards: These are available for download by Brookes students and staff from the
Past Examination Papers collection on RADAR.
When on RADAR, log in, then select Search, enter the module name or number and limit your search to Examination papers.
Earlier years: Printed copies are available in the Library - at Headington (Short Loan area, Level 1), Harcourt Hill (Quick Reference) and Wheatley (Short Loan).
Please note that some exam papers are not available because they have been prohibited from publication. In particular, there are no copies of any exam papers which contain multiple choice questions.
Preparing for exams: a list of books and other resources to help you get ready to tackle examinations
The Library as a research tool for Anthropology students - this guide is aimed at pre-dissertation students, with advice on resources we offer to help you embark on your dissertation. You will need to login to access this guide.
Bodleian Library access - dissertation students are able to use the Bodleian Library if the Bodleian has materials you need which are not held by the Oxford Brookes Library. The Bodleian Library catalogue,
SOLO, is freely available to search. You should contact your Academic Liaison Librarian if you think you need to use the Bodleian. Read the guide
Applying for admission to the Bodleian Library
first, then visit the Library to obtain an application form.
Interlibrary loans - use the
interlibrary loans service
to request books, articles and other publications which the Library doesn't stock.
- here you'll find lots of useful information about referencing, including
Cite Them Right Online
Library guide to Brookes Harvard referencing.
EndNote reference management software
- EndNote is software that helps you collect and organize your references, and then insert them automatically into Word documents.
Finding previous dissertations - use the
Dissertations Location List
to discover where dissertations for each subject/course are held.
Library guide on Evaluating web sources
This tutorial offers practical guidance and tips on searching and evaluating the Internet effectively: Virtual Training Suite - Anthropology tutorial.