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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries


Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The JFK Library is open for In-and-Out Lobby Services in Fall Quarter. Service hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Onsite services include:

  • Pick up library materials (e.g., books and DVDs) by appointment: The ordering of physical materials from EWU, Summit & ILL [] have resumed.
  • Pick up student tech fee equipment (laptops, etc.) by appointment.
  • Return materials and equipment
  • Scanning and Wepa printing
  • Thomas Hammer coffee shop is open for to-go orders Service hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

See this page for more detailed information & updates [].

Find Books, Videos

Having problems requesting items via Summit? Please contact the JFK Circulation Department at 509.359.7888, or, or in person on the Main Level.


*Note: The most efficient way to find eBooks is to do a keyword search in the library catalog.  Please limit your search to EWU, then limit by Material Type eBooks.  EWU affiliated patrons can use their single sign on to access eBooks from anywhere.  If you want more help on these eBook collections, then see our eBooks research guide.

Other eBook Collections Available During the COVID-19 Situation

These free resources are temporarily provided by vendors until June 30, 2020.

Helpful Book Series

Below are a few helpful series to consult for anthropology.  You can do a title or keyword search in the library catalog to browse all of the books in that series.  In addition to the series name, you can also add a keyword for the specific topic or people you're interested in to see if there are any books on them.

  • Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology
  • Studies in Anthropological Method
  • Human Relations Area Files

Useful Subject Terms

Here are a few useful subject headings that you can use (along with your topic) when searching for books:

  • Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Ethnology
  • Social conditions
  • Social life and customs

Cultural Ecology

  • Human ecology
  • Social ecology


  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Code switching (Linguistics)
  • Sociolinguistics

Physical/Biological Anthropology

  • Medical anthropology
  • Physical anthropology
  • Somatology