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Recommended Subject-focused Databases

Please be sure to review the multi-disciplinary databases for broader coverage, the anthropology-specific databases have limited indexing. 

If you need help narrowing your search to anthrpological-related articles please contact

  • Anthropology Plus  
    Anthropology Plus combines the databases Anthropological Literature and Anthropological Index to index more than 5,870 sources and contains over one million records ranging back from the early 19th century to present.
  • Socindex with Full Text  
    Socindex with Full Text focuses on Sociology and other related Social Science topics. This is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database.
  • AnthroSource  
    AnthroSource is a service of the American Anthropological Association that offers members and subscribing libraries full-text anthropological resources from the breadth and depth of the discipline.
  • HRAF World Cultures  
    eHraf is an unique cross-cultural database containing more than a quarter of a million pages of descriptive information on the cultures of the world. Includes the full text of ethnographic books, journal articles and other materials that are indexed by culture and subject.
  • Annual Reviews  
    Contains detailed reviews of recent research, arranged by topic area.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch  
    A full-text collection of articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
  • Sociological Abstracts  Icon
    Provides access to the latest research in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

Recommended Multidisciplinary Databases

See also Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, History, Latin American and Carribean Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Sociology, and Women Studies.


Museum/Library Archives Search Engine

Search through over 50 anthropological and ethnographic sites that index images, notes, video clips, reports, and various other informative resources. A majority of the sites were created by museums or academic institutions. 

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