Physical Anthropology: Find Books

Guide for students and faculty researching topics related to physical/biological anthropology.

PSU LIbrary Catalog


Results include both print and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and the Summit Libraries.

Using Subject Headings

Subject headings are the terms libraries use to organize books and journals. You can use them:

  • as search terms in the databases and catalog
  • to browse the shelves for additional sources

Here are some examples: 

Baboons -- Africa

Biological Evolution

Excavations (Archaeology)

Fossil Hominids


Human Beings -- origin

Human Evolution

Human Population Genetics -- Asia

Paleontology -- methods

Physical Anthropology

Prehistoric Peoples -- Europe

Primates -- evolution

Primates -- geographical distribution

Vertebrates, Fossil