The Library provides access to wide range of print and online reference material. Printed reference material for each subject is housed on the same floor as its main collection. This reference material is non-borrowable and may only be used in the Library.
The Library also has access to a wide range of online reference resources, which includes directories, encyclopaedia, and both subject and language dictionaries. Access to these resources is through the Online Reference page and they are available to users both on and off campus.
Examples of specialist encyclopedic works in Anthropology and Human Sciences include:
- Barfield, T.: The dictionary of anthropology. 1997
- The Cambridge encyclopedia of hunters and gatherers; edited by R.B. Lee and R. Daly. 1999
- Companion encyclopedia of anthropology; edited by T. Ingold. 1994
- Encyclopedia of cultural anthropology; editors D. Levinson, M. Ember. 4 volumes. 1996
- Encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology; edited by A. Barnard, J. Spencer. 1996
- History of physical anthropology; edited by F. Spencer. 2 volumes. 1997
- International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences; editors in chief, Neil J. Smelser, Paul B. Baltes. 26 volumes. 2001 [online and Bill Bryson Library Level 4]
- Reader's guide to the social sciences; J. Michie, editor. 2 volumes. 2001 [Bill Bryson Library Level 4]
- Seymour-Smith, C: Macmillan dictionary of anthropology. 1986
- Stevenson, J.C.: Dictionary of concepts in physical anthropology. 1991
- Winthrop, R.H.: Dictionary of concepts in cultural anthropology. 1991