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This guide will help you find reliable information on archaeology, in both print and online sources.

Reference Sources

Archaeology reference sources can be useful for getting a brief overview of a topic or time period, and for placing them in a broader archaeological context. In addition, these sources may refer you to related books, articles, and other helpful materials. Such reference sources are therefore often ideal for beginning your research.

Most print reference sources must be used in the library. Photocopies are 15 cents per page.

The titles listed below represent only a selection of all of the archaeology reference works available through the STLCC Libraries.

Selected Subject Encyclopedias

Subject encyclopedias provide brief overviews of topics, and can be especially good at placing topics in a larger context. Click on a title to find out which STLCC Libraries own the item.

Selected Dictionaries

Subject dictionaries define words and terms related to a particular topic or set of topics. Some subject dictionaries offer in-depth definitions.

Reference Databases

These databases provide online access to reference sources such as subject encyclopedias and specialized dictionaries.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000