|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:
- Access AnthroBase, and click (under "Browse by") on the
relevant index (theme, region, citation).
- Locate the item you are interested in (e.g. gender or Eastern
Europe or Bourdieu).
- Click on the item to access the category page.
- Check out the category page and texts referenced by it (not all
category pages contain enough texts to be worth using in this way).
- 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.)
- Copy (Ctrl-C) the page's address (URL) from your browser's title
- 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:
here to see texts on bureaucracies and modern institutions (AnthroBase).
here to read texts dealing with Pierre Bourdieu on AnthroBase.
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