Biological Anthropology

An introduction to the best databases, journals, books and websites in biological/physical anthropology.

Life Sciences Librarian

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Tony Stankus
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Mullins Library Room 223 M

I gladly meet with students & faculty via Zoom throughout the year. To set up an appointment, e-mail me to suggest days & time of day that will work best for you. For distance/online learners, and for on-campus students in distress, I will happily take your call on my personal cell phone 479-409-0021 and walk you through your task. This includes all day and evenings Mon-Sat, Sunday nights & most holidays. I can also email you suggestions in a back & forth manner , to get you "unstuck." Put me to work to keep your coursework, research, and career on track.


This guide will point you to the best biological anthropology books, journals, websites and more. Use the tabs at the top to navigate through the guide. Please contact me with your questions or suggestions for this guide!

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Necia Parker-Gibson and Angela Black contributed significantly to both the design and content of this guide.

Places to Start

Photo of a neanderthal skull

photo by Hyper-Aggie42 on DeviantArt, accessed March 2014.

To get started, decide what information you need. Need help? Please ask!

  • To find good overviews and sound background on a topic, search for books with the Libraries' catalog.   
  • To find more current research and trends, search for articles using our databases, such as Anthropological Literature, JSTOR, and Web of Science.
  • To find discrete facts, definitions, and background information, use dictionaries and handbooks.  These materials, both online and in print, can also be found through our online catalog. Some examples are listed under the "Dictionaries and Encyclopedias"  boxes on this page.