While you might have a particular research topic in mind, you may not be familiar with the events, people, or issues involved. Using a good secondary source for background research can provide you with that information. This page lists relevant anthropology reference databases which include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other anthropologically related background resources. Here are several tips when choosing reference materials.
Anthropology research requires the need for maps of all kinds. The following Web sites are some of the best resources recommended for digitally available regional and world maps.