Reference books are great places to begin your research. Buley Library has many anthropology encyclopedias that can give you an overview of a topic before you begin looking for more specific information. Each of these pages has a list of relevant reference books.
Use the new library catalog, SouthernSearch, to locate books. SouthernSearch searches everything, from books to journal articles to e-books. If you have too many results, use the advanced search to be more specific or use the limiters on the left-hand side of the screen to make your search more precise.
You can also use SouthernSearch right from the library's home page.
Remember that you can now see items from all of the CSU campuses, so before you go to the shelf make sure the catalog says the item you want is at SCSU. If you see an item at any of the other campuses that you need, you can request it by signing in with your SCSU network credentials. The book will be shipped here within 3-5 working days.