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Useful information and help for Subject students

There are a number of resources available that help to support students studying subjects related to  Anthropology.  These include:

Accessing other libraries

  • You are entitled to borrow from the Senate House Library - take your LSE ID card along with you. This also gives you access to their online databases.They have good collections relating to Commonwealth nations.
  • Borrowing from other libraries is possible for LSE part-time masters students, research students and staff using the SCONUL access card that permits borrowing  from member institutions.  Apply online
  • The  School of Oriental and African Studies Library (SOAS)  has more extensive journal holdings on Africa and Asia than LSE. Students may borrow from this Library. To get a card simply go there with your LSE ID Card. 
  • Other useful Libraries in London include the RAI  Anthropology library based in the British Museum which provides free access to many Anthropological titles and books. These include items not available at LSE 
  • British Library of Development Studies - key UK library based at the University of Sussex.

Citing and referencing

  • Once you have found your references, remember that you must cite them correctly.  Refer to the Departmental handbook or your tutor for guidance on which style to use. 
  • If you have a large number of references keep track of them using EndNote or Mendeley bibliographic software. These can be used with Word to format your references automatically. You can also export references automatically from many online databases. The Library offers regular training courses and there are support materials in Moodle.

Obtaining further help

Further help can be obtained via a number of different methods:

Collection policy

  • The Anthropology collection policy indicates what the Library aims to collect in relation to this subject, it's comprehensiveness and depth.  The policy is reviewed in consultation with academic staff every few years.

Contact details

  • The Library contact for the Department of Anthropology is h.dawson@lse.ac.uk
  • Phone: 020 7955 6806