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ANTH 4350: Human Skeletal Anatomy (Betsinger) Spring 2023

Background Sources

Gathering background information on your topic is a great way to start any research assignment.  By looking through encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference materials, you can usually find the following information very quickly:

  • Brief overview of your topic
  • Key concepts, people, dates, and events
  • Lists of sources for further reading and bibliographies that may lead you to additional sources

Below are a few electronic encyclopedias to get you started.  If you're not finding your topic, please feel free to contact me (at as it may be in a more specialized encyclopedia.

Reference Databases