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Anthropology Resources

Recommended Resources

Indexes articles and essays on anthropology, archaeology, and related fields.

Provides full text access to selected anthropology journals from the American Anthropological Association (AAA).

Consists of abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.

Composed of full text ethnographic sources searchable by culture or topic on all aspects of cultural and social life.  

Contains full text articles from major research journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage of most journals starts from the beginning of a journal's publication and typically excludes the most recent three to five years.

Other Resources

Comprehensive online resource for primate information detailing habitat, social behavior, diet, physical measurements, risks of extinction, and other facts critical to understanding primate lives.

This principal resource for citations of articles and books on the history and culture of the United States and Canada includes some full text.

Contains full text research reviews of current and emerging topics within anthropology.

Contains articles from international anthropology and archaeology journals from the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Centre for Anthropology, British Museum.

Provides access to book reviews and films in anthropology.

Includes full text articles in international visual arts journals that cover artists and their works from antiquity to the present.

Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life.

Offers citations and abstracts of the biological and biomedical literature.

Contains scholarly articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, policy briefs, and white papers focused on international affairs.

Academic peer-reviewed books.

Provides videos on the visual study of human culture and behavior. Contains classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in anthropology.

Historical Abstracts is the principal resource to find citations to academic articles on world history (except the US and Canada) from the 15h century to the present.

Indexes journal citations and other publications covering all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. 

Indexes article and book citations on topics related to nonhuman primates. Covers 1940 to the present.

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to access current and historical U.S. Census data and demographic information. It contains maps, profile reports, data elements, and variables.

Indexes citations to journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings in the field of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

Maintains citation searching for high impact research journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Indexes articles related to political institutions, international law and politics, public policy, public administration, political theory, and political economics. Indexes sources from 1975 to the present.