Advice for teachers
How university teachers can use AnthroBase. - Click here to print, cite or link to this page.

Teachers can make use of AnthroBase in a number of ways:

Using individual texts as curriculum:
You can print a text from AnthroBase and copy it, or have your students copy it. If you plan to have your students print the text themselves, please remind them of our printing instructions (click here to see them).

Ordering formatted hard copies of texts:
You may also order hard copies of individual texts or compilations of texts from us. Click here for instructions on how to do this.

Linking to texts and category pages from a course homepage:
If your course has a homepage, you may use AnthroBase more effectively. Our index lists more than 300 themes, each of which has a separate category page, with links to all texts on AnthroBase with relevance for that theme. Similarly, we have more than 160 category pages for authors discussed in our texts, and about 20 regional category pages. Some of our collection pages may also be of interest, e.g. the "History of Anthropology homepage" that was created around a textbook on the history of anthropology. From your course homepage you can link directly to these category pages, thus giving students instant access to variety of texts dealing with the theme, author or region in question. To do this, follow the below instructions:

  1. Access AnthroBase, and click (under "Browse by") on the relevant index (theme, region, citation).
  2. Locate the item you are interested in (e.g. gender or Eastern Europe or Bourdieu).
  3. Click on the item to access the category page.
  4. Check out the category page and texts referenced by it (not all category pages contain enough texts to be worth using in this way).
  5. If you decide to reference the category page, return to it, click on the link below the title to remove the frame (click here for more information on this topic.)
  6. Copy (Ctrl-C) the page's address (URL) from your browser's title bar.
  7. Return to the homepage you are constructing, write an appropriate reference, mark the written text, and paste the URL into the link reference field (accessed from Ctrl-K in Frontpage).

The result might look like one of the below examples:

Click here to see texts on bureaucracies and modern institutions (AnthroBase).
Click here to read texts dealing with Pierre Bourdieu on AnthroBase.
Click here to see online texts concerned with Eastern Europe.

Referring to the Online Dictionary of Anthropology:
The Dictionary, which is an integral part of AnthroBase, contains entries on individual anthropologists, anthropological concepts, schools and themes. The Dictionary is still in the process of being constructed (click here to read more about it) but already contains a number of useful entries, which may also be accessed directly from a course homepage.

To see how AnthroBase has been used on a real course homepage, click here.