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Anthropology Research at Harvard


This website provides quick access to the best resources at Harvard for conducting research related to anthropology. The Harvard Library has a wealth of other resources beyond this guide.

Contact a research librarian, Susan Gilman Yamada or Janet Steins, to learn more about library resources at Harvard and to discuss your research needs.

Relevant Libraries


Tozzer Library

Houses one of the largest anthropology collections in the world and covers all of the subfields of anthropology, with a special emphasis on the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Widener Library

The largest of Harvard's libraries, Widener primarily houses materials related to the humanities and social sciences. The collection includes works covering the cultures of five continents in over 400 languages.

Other Harvard Libraries

Harvard has over 70 libraries devoted to various disciplines. View a full list of libraries on the Harvard Library Portal.

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