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ANT 102/ANT 216 Medical Anthropology: Home

As an accompaniment to Professor Metcalf's ANT course, this library guide is meant to assist students in working their way through the libraries' resources to successfully complete their writing/research projects.

What constitutes an ethnography?

Is this an ethnography?

Need Inspiration?

Are you unsure of what your topic should be?

  1. Check the Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology
  2. Get ideas by using Browzine. 

Step 1: Go to Browzine

Step 2: Search for Medical AnthropologyBZ Search





Step 3: Pick one the of journals UR has access to and browse away!BZ med anth journals

Which of these are ethnographies?

Anderson, B.A. (2014). Sojourner: Life stories of a global health nurse. In Mary De Chesnay (Ed.), Nursing Research Using Historical Methods: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing (137-174). New York: Springer Publishing Co.

Mselle, L. T., & Kohi, T. W. (2015). Living with constant leaking of urine and odour: Thematic analysis of socio-cultural experiences of women affected by obstetric fistula in rural tanzania. BMC Women's Health, 15. Retrieved from​

Mocumbi, S., Hanson, C., Högberg, U., Boene, H., Von Dadelszen, P., Bergström, A., . . . Uppsala universitet. (2017). Obstetric fistulae in southern mozambique: Incidence, obstetric characteristics and treatment. Reproductive Health, 14(1), 147-10. doi:10.1186/s12978-017-0408-0 Retrieved from:

Ruder, B.J. (2012). Shattered lives: Understanding obstetric fistula in Uganda. Retrieved from ScholarsArchive@OSU.

Recommended Databases

Articles, Books, and More   Home page of the library website - much of the materials indexed in databases can also be found here, as well as some journals that aren't indexed in databases, and of course all physical books in our libraries.

SocINDEX  (EBSCO) Identifies articles, books and other resources in sociology, anthropology, education, and other social sciences

Google Scholar


Additional Resources