Resources for Anthropology
Anthropology Journals and Serials: An Analytical Guide. Williams, John T. NY: Greenwood, 1986. (Olin Ref Z 5112 W72)
A useful guide to the serial literature in anthropology. Covers a large range of titles. Includes annotations. Divided into 4 areas: archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and physical anthropology.
Cultural Anthropology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources. 2nd ed. Kibbee, Josephine Z. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. (Olin Ref Z5111 .J33 2007)
The major literature guide for general anthropology with an emphasis on cultural anthropology. Provides citations and informative annotations on reference sources, including manuals, bibliographies, indexes, databases, literature surveys and reviews, dissertations, book reviews, conference proceedings, and employment and grant sources. Separate sections are focused on 12 subfields of anthropology, including physical, linguistic and medical anthropology, archaeology, and anthropology of women, and related areas, such as material culture, ethnomusicology, folklore, and religion. Additional topics covered are visual anthropology and research methods and fieldwork. Kibbee's research guide can also be approached by area study; an extensive chapter on resources is organized into 7 geographic sections. Information is also provided about the HRAF, museums, archives, biography, organizations and institutes, and significant journals in the field of anthropology.
Introduction to Library Research in Anthropology. Weeks, John M. 2nd Ed. Boulder: Westview Press, 1998. (Olin N Ref Z 5111 W39)
A guide to research resources for the field of anthropology. Chapters are included on specific subject bibliographies, regional bibliographies, dictionaries, atlases, government documents, manuscripts and archives, dissertations, biography, book reviews, films, directories, Human Relations Area Files, and online databases. Coverage of cultural anthropology is better in Kibbee's guide; descriptions of the field of anthropology were taken from Ogburn's chapter in Herron's guide.
The Social Sciences: A Cross-Disciplinary Guide to Selected Sources. Herron, Nancy L. (Ed). Third Edition. Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 2002. (Olin Ref Z 7161 S648x)
This guide contains a detailed chapter on anthropology by Joyce Ogburn. In addition to outlining the structure and nature of anthropological literature, the chapter provides annotated lists with concise descriptions of abstracts and indexes, dictionaries and encyclopedias, reviews and current literature, the Human Relations Area Files and online database resources.
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DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Archaeological Method and Theory: An Encyclopedia. Ellis, Linda (Ed). N.Y.: Garland, 1999. (Olin Ref CC75 .A654x 1999+)
This enclyclopedia provides a survey of archaeological method and theory, as well as the application of physical and biological sciences in archaeological research.
Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Ingold, Tim (Ed). N.Y.: Routledge, 1994. (Olin Ref GN 25 C73; also in Uris Ref)
With nearly 40 signed articles on different facets of humanity, culture and social life, this monumental work is as much a reader, encompassing the depth and breadth of anthropology and related disciplines, as it is an encyclopedia. Articles are followed by lists of cited references and bibliographies of further reading on each topic. A detailed subject is provided.
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Archaeology. Sherratt, Andrew (Ed). N.Y.: Crown, 1980. (Olin CC 165 C 17 1980+; also in Uris Ref)
Over 50 scholars contributed lengthy essays to this standard reference work. More of a textbook than an encyclopedia. Subject index and bibliographies are provided.
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution. Jones, S. et al (Eds). N.Y: Cambridge University Press, 1992. (Olin Ref GN 281 C17 1999; also in Uris Ref)
A one volume encyclopedia containing signed articles on numerous general and specific facets of human evolution. Illustrations, reference tables (e.g. fossil sites, blood group and primate distributions), a glossary, reading list and subject index enhance the usefulness of this source.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers. Lee, Richard and R. H. Daly (Eds). N. Y.: Cambridge University Press, 1999. (Olin Ref GN388 .C35x 1999)
Chapter delineates the ethnographic characteristics of 65 hunter-gatherer societies in the indigenous world. Particular attention is given to the effects of culture contact as these groups are influenced by, and adapt to, new social, technical and economic forces. Contributions are based upon sustained fieldwork - some of the authors themselves are representatives of the indigenous groups discussed. Reading lists, a directory of organizations and advocacy groups and a subject index are provided.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Crystal, David. 2nd. Ed. N. Y.: Cambridge University Press, 1997. (Olin Ref P29 C95 C2+)
This illustrated one-volume encyclopedia presents the major themes in language study. A glossary and index provide excellent access to the many articles. Excellent maps, plates, photographs and charts. A bibliography is appended.
Countries and their Cultures. Ember, Melvin and C. Ember (Eds). N.Y. : Macmillan Reference USA, c2001. (Olin Ref GN307 .C68x 2001)
A 4 volume set containing descriptive summaries of 225 countries and their cultures. Provides a mix of demographic, historic, social, economic, political and religious information. Brief entries are arranged in a standard format under headings such as kinship, ritual, womens' status. Broader in scope than the Encyclopedia of World Cultures, this set can only be used to gain a general understanding of a country and its cultures. A unique feature is inclusion of "do's" and "don'ts" for culture, such as appropriate topics for "small talk". Brief discussion of ethnic relations is also included. A valuable bibliography of additional sources to consult is provided at the end of each country's entry.
The Dictionary of Anthropology. Barfield, Thomas (Ed). Oxford: Cambridge, Mass: Blackwell, 1997. (Olin GN 307.D485x1997; 2000 Ed. as electronic book)
Contains concise, signed entries provided by 125 anthropologists. Focuses primarily on topics in cultural and social anthropology but also includes related topics in archaeology, biological anthropology and linguistics. Also emphasizes concepts, theories and approaches within the discipline of anthropology.
Dictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology. Winthrop, Robert H. N.Y.: Greenwood Press, 1991. (Olin Ref GN 307 .W79 1991)
Provides concise definitions and articles on 80 concepts in the field of cultural anthropology. References for works cited in the text and selected sources of additional information are provided at the end of each article. Subject and name indexes further enhance the usefulness of this dictionary.
Dictionary of Concepts in Physical Anthropology. Stevenson, Joan C. N.Y.: Greenwood Press, 1991. (Olin Ref GN 50.3 .S84)
Defines and traces over 70 concepts from their origins to contemporary, multidisciplinary contexts. Includes footnotes to relevant works cited within the text of the entries as well as extensive bibliographies for additional sources.
The Dictionary of Human Geography. Johnston, R.J. et al. (Eds). Oxford: Blackwell, 2000. (Olin Ref GF4 .D52x 2000+)
Single-volume compendium on concepts, terms and theories used in human geography, but which transcend disciplinary boundaries to include information useful for students and scholars in the social sciences. Entries include short and long definitions and provide substantial references for further research.
Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Hunter, David E. N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1976. (Olin Ref GN 11 E56)
More like a dictionary with approximately 1,400 concise entries. Contains useful illustrations and selective references to major works for most topics.
Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. Levinson, David and Melvin Ember, (Eds). New York: Henry Holt, 1996. (Uris Ref GN 307 .E52x 1996)
An excellent four-volume encyclopedia of key concepts, methods and topics central to the study of cultural anthropology. Articles are signed and followed by brief but helpful bibliographies. The set has a subject index and an appendix of anthropological periodicals.
Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories. Code, L (Ed). N. Y.: Routledge, 2000. (Olin Ref HQ 1190 .E63x 2000)
Succinct entries on major individuals, theories, developments, and terms in feminist history and thought. Bibliographies.
Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory. Delson, E. et al. (Eds). 2nd ed. N.Y.: Garland, 2000. (Olin Ref GN 281 E56 2000)
A comprehensive guide to the subject of human evolution. Substantive entries on each topic are signed and often include references to further reading. Contains charts on the classification of primates and geologic periods and biographies of major figures.
Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Asher, R.E. (Ed). Tarrytown, N.Y.: Pergamon Press, 1994. (Olin Ref P29 E56+)
A ten-volume comprehensive and up-to-date encyclopedia in linguistics and related subject areas, containing "more than 2000 articles...by more than 1000 contributing editors." (Introduction) Broad in scope, so that interdisciplinary aspects of linguistics and language studies are covered as well as various areas of linguistics. Global communication and writing systems are included, as well as extensive biographies/bibliographies of linguists. Signed articles include authoritative bibliographies. Consult the separate Index volume for alphabetical and classified listings.
Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology. by A. Barnard, A and J. Spencer (Eds). N.Y.: Routledge, 1996. (Olin Ref GN 307 E55 1996, also online)
Contains over 250 clear, concise entries, written by specialists, on theory, history and ethnography. Areas covered include kinship, gender and family, marriage and the body. Also provides over 500 brief definitions of terms and concepts in social and cultural anthropology and over 200 biographical entries. Extensive cross-references, a detailed subject index and bibliographies containing references for further reading are provided.
Encyclopedia of World Cultures. Levinson, D. (Ed). Boston: G.K. Hall, 1991 - (Olin Ref GN 307 E56 1991)
Sponsored by the Human Relations Area Files. Planned to list and describe over 1500 cultures in 10 volumes. Historical, social, political, economic, linguistic and religious information are provided. Contributors are from over 50 countries; some are members of the cultures they have studied. Selective bibliographies are provided at the end of each article. A detailed subject index and an index of cultural group name variations (ethnonyms) enhances the utility of this valuable resource.
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology. Compiled by Kipfer, B. A. N.Y.: Kluwer, 2000. (Olin Ref CC70 .K56x 2000)
The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology aims to satisfy a need for an archaeological work of general reference summarizing what is known from archaeology about human history in all parts of the globe. It has over 7000 entries and describes concepts, techniques, methods and major premises in field archaeology. There is a balance of New World and Old World coverage, theory, method, and practice.
Ethnic cultures of the world : a Statistical Reference. Parker, Philip M. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Olin Library Ref GN495.4 .P37x 1997)
Presents various comparative tables across aproximately 300 variables for over 400 ethnic groups. Developed to provide quantitative comparisons across cultures worldwide. Includes topics such as climate, demography, sociology, economics, and resources such as marine, land or mineral. Chapter 1 provides in-depth reviews of secondary research and primary studies to guide the reader to more precise or qualitative information on a given culture.
History of Physical Anthropology. 2 volumes. Spencer, Frank (Ed). N.Y. : Garland Pub., 1997. (Olin GN 50 .3 .H57x 1997)
Physical anthropology does not receive extensive coverage in most general anthropological reference works. These two volumes will help fill this gap. Over 160 scholars from around the world contributed entries which are arranged alphabetically in 3 broad categories: topic, country, biography. Selective bibliographies at the end of the entries are a valuable resource for researchers.
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Sills, David L. (Ed). N.Y.: Macmillan,  - 1991. (Olin Ref H 40 A2 I61)
A 19-volume work which covers the concepts, theories and methods of 10 disciplines, including anthropology. The product of efforts by 1500 scholars from 30 countries. Selected bibliographies are included. A detailed subject index, a biographical supplement and a volume on quotations are provided.
nternational Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Neil J. Smelser, Neil J. and Paul B. Baltes, (Eds). Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001. (Olin Ref + H41 .I58x 2001 & Online)
A 26-volume work that maps the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. Extensively cross-referenced throughout and supported by a comprehensive name and subject index.
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Anthropological Bibliographies: A Selected Guide Library Anthropology Resource Group; Smith, Margo L. and Yvonne M. Damien (Eds). South Salem: Redgrave, 1981.(Olin Ref Z 5111 A62+)
The result of over ten years' collaboration among many librarians and anthropologists. There is no other comparable source. The guide lists more than 3,200 bibliographies, filmographies and discographies in many languages. The emphasis is on current materials which update bibliographies previously published in Current Anthropology. Brief annotations are included. The arrangement is primarily geographical, covering Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the former U.S.S.R. A large topical section is also included.
Archaeology: A Bibliographical Guide to the Basic Literature. Heizer, Robert F. NY: Garland, 1980. (Olin Ref Z 5131 H47)
Unannotated list of over 4,000 references on all aspects of archaeology worldwide but with emphasis on the New World and English language publications. Arranged in five general sections. No subject index, but can be browsed under sections such as "mound sites."
Atlas of World Cultures: A Geographical Guide to Ethnographic Literature. Price, David H. California: Sage Publications, 1989. (Olin Ref G 1046 E1 P94; also Uris)
While this is an atlas with maps and locations of cultural groups throughout the world, the main intent of this work is to direct researchers to key ethnographic works. The bibliography cites over 1,000 sources and includes books, journals, essays and series. A culture index lists citation entry numbers, map numbers and Human Relations Area Files codes.
Finding the Source in Sociology and Anthropology. Brown, Samuel R. NY: Greenwood, 1987.(Olin Ref Z 7164 S68 B87)
A research resource guide providing efficient access to over 500 reference books and topical bibliographies. No annotations are provided. The extensive, unique index in the second half of the book is based upon a thesaurus structure which provides useful cross references and specific subject headings.
Keyguide to Information Sources in Archaeology.Woodhead, Peter. NY: Mansell, 1985. (Olin Ref Z 5131 W88)
Covers the full breadth of information on archaeology, including the history of the field and the nature of archaeological literature in general. Annotated lists of reference materials and nontraditional sources of information are included. The basic arrangement is regional. Detailed subject index.
NOTE: Numerous bibliographies are available on anthropological topics, cultural or ethnic groups and area studies.
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INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS
Abstracts in Anthropology. Farmingdale:Baywood, 1970-. (Olin Z 5112 A21+, Latest Volume in Reference)
Abstracts are grouped in four sections: archaeology, ethnology (or cultural anthropology), linguistics and physical anthropology. Covers books, articles and conference papers. The number of journals indexed increased in 1987, resulting in 2 bound volumes per year. Coverage includes more medical and scientific journals than other anthropological indexes. Author and subject indexes are included in each quarterly issue, and then cumulated annually. The subject index is weak; single, unqualified terms are used, followed by many entry numbers, resulting in excessive searching to retrieve relevant material.
Abstracts in German Anthropology. Göttingen: Griefswalder, 1980 -. (Olin Z 5112 A16)
1999-2006 available online as Anthropological Abstacts.
Contains substantial English language abstracts of German language journal articles and books. Films are included only through 1990. Cornell subscribes to approximately 3/4 of the journals covered. Subject and author indexes are provided.
Abstracts of the Annual Meeting. American Anthropological Association. Washington, D.C.: the Association, scattered holdings. (Olin GN 3 A506)
Lists and describes the subject content of organized sessions held at the annual meeting, followed by abstracts of papers given, arranged by author. Abstracts of films and videos are also provided.
America History and Life. Calif.: ABC-Clio, 1964 -. (Find Databases)
The major abstracting source for journals on American history. Provides access to articles on archaeology, paleontology, Native American studies and ethnology.
Anthropological Index Online. London, England: Museum of Mankind Library. (Find Databases)
Contains bibliographic citations from the journal holdings of the Library of the British Museum Department of Ethnography -- now known as the Anthropology Library, which incoporates the former Royal Anthropological Institute Library. Covers a broad geographical range, emphasizing the Commonwealth and Africa, and extending to Eastern and Central European ethnography and the Americas. Entries are compiled from over 700 journals reflecting all branches of anthropology. Materials are represented in all languages with titles in original scripts typically translated into English. Publication coverage dates back to the late 1950s but is more complete from the 1970s onward. The original print index, Anthropological Index to Current Periodicals, ceased publication in 1994. ( NOTE: The content of this database has also been integrated into Anthropology Plus, below.)
Anthropology Plus.Cambridge, Mass.: Tozzer Library, Harvard University. 1984- . Updated quarterly. (Find Databases)
The most comprehensive index for journal articles in anthropology. Contains references to English- and other European-language articles that appear in over 900 journals or edited collections held by the Tozzer Library at Harvard, previously entitled Anthropological Literature, and the contents of Anthropological Index Online (see above). Primary emphasis is on archaeology, anthropology (biological, physical, socio-cultural and linguistics). Book reviews, conference proceedings and reports are not included. Coverage extends back into the 19th century. Books, maps and audiovisual material in the Tozzer Library are listed in the Anthropology Bibliography on Disc (see Bibliography section).
Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts. NY: Institute of Fine Arts, 1964 - . (FINE ARTS N 8560 I607)
Indexes and provides summaries of articles pertaining to the technical aspects of archaeology, including dating techniques, chemical analysis and conservation.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Philadelphia, Pa.:Institute for Scientific Information 1975-. (Find Databases)
Indexes more than 1,300 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals and selected articles from more than 5,800 social science and science journals. Covers a broad range of disciplines, including archaeology, art, architecture, dance, classics, language, literature, music, religion, and history. It indexes these types of materials: articles, bibliographies, editorials, letters, reviews, and more. It is unique in that it allows the user to trace cited references, i.e. you can locate articles published in a given year that cited a key article on your topic. AHCI is part of the Web of Science database.
Bibliography of Native North Americans via EBSCO (Library Catalog).
Contains over 60,000 citations to literature about native peoples of North America, published from the sixteenth century to current times. Updated annually. Supersedes Murdock's Ethnographic Bibliography of North America. Material cited includes books, book chapters, journal articles, dissertations, conference papers and selected government documents. Fully indexed by subject, ethnographic region and ethnic group. Covers 290 groups from Northern Mexico, to Alaska, Canada and Eastern Siberia.
Bulletin Signalétique. Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1940 - 1994. (Olin AI 7 F8...+)
Section 521 Sociologie
Section 529 Ethnologie
Section 525 Préhistoire
Section 526 Art et Archéologie
This major abstracting service is international in scope and includes many English language journals in its coverage. While the subject index is only in French, it is well worth using for those who have any facility with the language. In addition to ethnic group and geographic indexes, a topical index ("index des concepts") provides detailed subject access. NOTE: The Bulletin has a complex publishing history with various subject sections splitting and recombining. "Ethnologie" was combined with "Sociologie" prior to 1986. Prior to 1969, the social sciences were indexed under the general section "Sciences Humaines". For coverage from 1984 onward, see the Francis database (below).
Francis (International Humanities and Social Sciences). Mountain View, Calif. : Research Libraries Group, [199-]-. (Find Databases)
FRANCIS is an acronym for the French Retrieval Automated Network for Current Information in Social and Human Sciences. It is a multilingual, multidisciplinary database indexing books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences. It is the online continuation of the Bulletin Signaletique series (see above), including the sections on Sociologie, Ethnologie, Prehistore and Art et Archeologie. Updated monthly, FRANCIS covers 1984 to the present.
International Bibliography of Anthropology. Paris: UNESCO, 1955 -. (Olin Z 5111 I59, latest volume in Reference)
Devoted primarily to socio-cultural anthropology, this annual publication is world-wide in scope, but volumes lag several years behind in publication (
Many forms of written publications are indexed, including government documents, excluding unpublished theses. The subject indexes are listed in French and in English at the back of each volume. No abstracts are provided. Use the Thematic List of Descriptors Anthropology for subject headings (Olin Ref Z 5111 I591).
Medline 1965 - .Bethesda, MD : U.S. National Library of Medicine. (Find Databases)
An online index to articles from more than 3,600 journals, published internationally, covering all areas of medicine including nursing, hospital literature, pharmacology, psychiatry and psychology, health services administration, environment and public health, nutrition, pathology, anatomy and physiology. Abstracts are available for approximately 60% of the citations. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Also available in print as Index Medicus, from 1879 to the present, at various libraries.
19th Century Masterfile a Paratext Source. Reston, VA: Paratext, Inc., 2000. (Find Databases)
19th Century Masterfile is a digitization, enhancement, and integration of existing indexes of the nineteenth century into a single web reference service. This on-going series includes indices to periodicals, books, newspapers, and government documents. It is more than an enhanced Web edition of William Frederick Poole's classic index to Periodical Literature. It is a continually expanding resource for the study of Nineteenth-Century cultural and intellectual life.
Proquest Research Library. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1986 -. (Find Databases)
Available as part of the ProQuest Direct system, Periodical Abstracts indexes and abstracts an extensive number of periodicals covering general interest magazines, newspapers and key scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities and sciences, including many anthropology journals. The ProQuest interface provides full-text, in several formats, of many articles cited in the database.
Social Sciences Citation Index.(through Web of Science) Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information, 1956 -. (Find Databases)
SSCI is an index to works cited in the current periodical literature of the social sciences, covering and selectively indexing over 3000 journals including many anthropology titles. The unique feature of a citation index is that it allows the user to find relevant material based on where a particular reference has been cited. Using a key reference on a topic, other articles which have cited that article are identified. The index can also be searched by authors and by keywords in the titles of articles. SSCI is part of the Web of Science database.
Sociological Abstracts. San Diego: Sociological Abstracts, Inc., 1963-. (Find Databases)
Indexes and provides brief summaries of the articles in approximately 3000 journals covering sociology, social work and other social sciences, including 50 journals from the field of anthropology. Contains a wealth of material pertaining to culture and child development. Also provides abstracts of papers presented at conferences, some of which can be difficult to obtain.
Women’s Studies International. Baltimore, MD: National Information Services Corp., 1991, 1996 -. (Find Databases)
An interdisciplinary database combined from Women Studies Abstracts (1984-present), Women's Studies Database (1972-present), New Books on Women and Feminism (1987-present), Women of Color and Southern Women (1975-present), The History of Women and Science, Health, and Technology: A Bibliographic Guide to the Professions and Disciplines (1970-1995), Women's Health and Development: An Annotated Bibliography (1995), Women, Race, and Ethnicity: A Bibliography (1970-1990), WAVE: Women's Audiovisuals in English: A Guide to Nonprint Resources in Women's Studies (1985 - 1990). NISC will add new databases as they become available.
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AnthroSource. American Anthropological Association (AAA) (Find Databases)
Online access to the current issues of the American Anthropological Associations' most critical peer-reviewed publications through the end of 2006, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Also includes an electronic archive of all AAA journals including seamless access to archival content housed at JSTOR for key AAA publications
Ethnic NewsWatch. Stamford, CT : Softline Information, Inc. Monthly. 1992 -. (Find Databases)
This is a multi-cultural database containing the full-text of articles, columns, and editorials from 125 ethnic and minority American newspapers and news magazines. It includes African-American, Arab-American, Asian-American, Eastern European, European, Hispanic/Chicano/Latino, Jewish, and Native American publications. Spanish-language newspapers are in Spanish; the database is searchable in English and Spanish. Local, national, and international business, economic, political, and social issues are covered in addition to entertainment, fashion and music topics.
GenderWatch. Stamford, CT : Softline Information, Inc. Quarterly. 1970 - . (Find Databases)
GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. The database provides in-depth coverage of the subjects that are uniquely central to women's lives, including family, childbrith, birth control, daycare, domestic abuse, work and the workplace, sexual harassment, aging, aging parents, body image, eating disorders and social and societal roles.
JSTOR: The scholarly journal archive. N. Y. : JSTOR, c1996-. (Find Databases)
JSTOR is a fully-searchable database containing the back issues of scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields, including anthropology. Anthropology journals available, full-text, for selected years in JSTOR include:
Transactions of the Anthropological Society of Washington
Annual Review of Anthropology
Biennial Review of Anthropology
Yearbook of Anthropology
Jahrbuch für Volksliedforschung
Journal of American Folklore
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Medical Anthropology Quarterly
Medical Anthropology Newsletter
Proceedings of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Proquest Research Library. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International. 1986 - . (Find Databases)
Available as part of the ProQuest Direct system, Periodical Abstracts indexes and abstracts over 1500 periodicals, covering general interest magazines, newspapers and key scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities and sciences, including many anthropology journals. The ProQuest interface provides the full-text, in several formats, of many articles cited in the database.
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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, Proquest Information & Learning Co.(Library Catalog) (full text or abstracts, 1980 - current; citations only 1861-1980)
With more than 2 million entries, PQD&T is a resource for information about doctoral dissertations and master’s theses from 1980 to the present. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Master’s theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. UMI offers over 1.8 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats. More than 600,000 are available in PDF formats for immediate free download.
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Annual Review of Anthropology. Palo Alto: Annual Reviews, 1972 - .(Continues Biennial Review of Anthropology 1959 - 1971. Indexed in JSTOR) (Find e-Journals and Olin GN 1 A618).
Covers topics and issues of current interest and recent publications. Articles are written by specialists. International in scope but English language sources predominate.
Reviews in Anthropology. Connecticut: Redgrave Information Resources Corp., 1974-. In print up to 1997 (Olin GN 1 R44); Indexed online in OCLCs Article First from 2002-)
Provides reviews of new books in the field, not current topics. Occasionally includes nonbook material. A unique feature is the inclusion of comments by authors in response to critical reviews.
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HUMAN RELATIONS AREA FILES (HRAF)
HRAF. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1975 - 1995. (Olin Ref. Lower Level, Microfiche set 887)
A collection on microfiche of over 800,000 pages of primary source materials, including books, journal articles, dissertations, unpublished field reports and translations on selected cultures or societies, both 'primitive' and contemporary, from all over the world. Subject access is provided by a coding system based on geographical area and cultural group. See full description of HRAF,
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eHRAF world cultures New Haven, Ct.: Human Relations Area Files, Inc., 1994 - . (Find Databases)
In 1994 the HRAF files began to be produced electonically. While some of the online resources reproduce information from the original microfiche files, much of the material is new. It is published annually and is a full-text, fully-indexed cultural database. It focuses on mostly pre-industrial cultures from around the world, and on North American immigrant groups. eHRAF differs from other databases because the documents (e.g. books, journal articles, dissertations) are indexed at the paragraph-level with over 700 subject codes from the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM).
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Biographical dictionary of social and cultural anthropology. Amit, Vered (Ed.); London.: Routledge, 2004. (Olin Ref GN20 .B56 2004 + )
Brief but substantial entries on living and deceased scholars who advanced theoetical, empirical, or epistemologial branches of anthropological knowledge. Coverage is international and each entry highlights the career and accomplishments of well and not-so-well-known anthropologists. Fieldwork research and key publications are included after each entry. Subject, name, and institution indexes are also incorporated.
Biographical Directory of Anthropologists Born Before 1920. Mann, Thomas (Ed.); compiled by the Library-Anthropology Resource Group. N.Y.: Garland, 1988. (Olin Ref GN 20 B61)
Short biographical entries on people, born before 1920, who have made a contribution to anthropology are included. Citations to published biographies are included. Some important anthropologists have been left out.
Celebrating a century of the American Anthropological Association : presidential portraits. Regna Darnell and Frederic W. Gleach (eds). Arlington, VA : American Anthropological Association ; Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2002. (Olin Library: GN2 .C393x 2002)
For each president the book provides a photograph and a biography with personal anecdotes, career highlights, and information about his or her contributions to the development of the discipline of anthropology.
Fifth International Directory of Anthropologists. Preface by Sol Tax. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1975. (Annex GN 20 I61 1975 +)
While outdated, this directory is useful for retrospective work. Geographical, chronological and subject/methodology indexes are provided.
Human Biologists in the Archives: Demography, health, nutrition, and genetics in historical populations. Edited by D.A. Herring and A. C. Swedlund. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2003. (Olin GN 296 .H86 2003)
This volume of 14 papers focuses on the use of archival records to answer historical and current questions about human health and biology. The contributors use data from church registers, medical collections and other sources to add to our knowledge of the human biology of past population.
International Dictionary of Anthropologists. Winters, Christopher (Ed.); compiled by the Library-Anthropology Resource Group. N.Y.: Garland, 1991. (Olin Ref GN 20 I61 1991)
Succinct biographical essays (averaging 500 words) are provided by over 250 contributors from many countries. Emphasis is upon the nature of each person's work and their contributions to anthropology. The scope is intended to be broad and fully international, recognizing contributors to anthropology, as well as the development of anthropology, in many countries. Each of the 752 entries is followed by a bibliography of major works by the person and a list of sources consulted in writing the essay.
Women Anthropologists: A Biographical Dictionary. Gacs, Ute (Ed.). N.Y.: Greenwood Press, 1988. (Olin Ref GN 20 W87; also in Uris)
Includes 58 women, living and deceased, in the twentieth century. Citations to other sources are provided. A subject index and an appendix listing field areas are included.
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Archaeological Atlas of the World. Whitehouse, David and Ruth Whitehouse. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, 1975. (Olin G 1046 E15 W59 1975; also in Uris Ref)
Useful for finding the location of a large number of pre- and proto-historic sites (5,000). Entries are brief. Contains over 100 maps, grouped into 7 areas. Each map is accompanied by a selective bibliography.
Atlas for Anthropology. 2nd ed. Spencer, Robert F. and Elden Johnson. Iowa: Brown Co., 1968. (Uris Ref +G 1046 E1 S74 1968)
While dated, the maps and lists of cultural areas and "tribal" groups are still useful for locating cultural groups around the world. Language families are also delineated. Maps are provided for prehistoric sites and fossil locations.
Atlas of Early Man. Hawkes, Jacquetta H., N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 1976. (Uris Ref CB 311 H39+)
Although somewhat dated, this is still a useful guide to sites of evidence of early human beings.
Atlas of Man. Gaisford, John (Ed.). N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 1978. (Uris Ref GN 378 A88++)
Part 1 briefly traces human cultural development from prehistoric times. Part 2, the atlas section, is divided into 9 geographical regions subdivided by countries and cultural groups. Maps outline languages, religions, land use, population and colonial groups.
The Atlas of World Archaeology. Bahn, Paul.,N.Y.: Checkmark Books, 2000. (Olin CC 165 .A85x 2000++)
Bahn traces the story of human development in all parts of the world, from the earliest hominids to flourishing empires. The book is divided into three parts. The first part describes the emergence and evolution of the earliest hominids throughout the world. The second covers the major achievements of humankind from the Ice Age through the next 10,000 years, and the third, examines the significant changes in human development. Illustrated in color and b&w. .
Atlas of World Cultures: A Geographical Guide to Ethnographic Literature. Price, David H. (See "Bibliographies" section).
World Atlas of Archaeology. Forward by Michael Wood. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1985. (Olin Ref ++G 1046 E15 W92; also in Uris Ref)
Contains color illustrations and photographs as well as maps. Provides coverage for major regions and periods. Also provides historical summaries and discussions of developments in dating and remote sensing techniques. Includes a glossary, an index and bibliographies. Articles tend to be fairly long and descriptive.
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Anthropological Resources: a Guide to Archival, Library and Museum Collections. Dutton, Lee S., et al.; compiled by Library-Anthropology Resource Group (LARG). New York: Garland, 1999. (Olin Ref +GN 14 A77x 1999)
Provides a guide to collections and documentation concerning indigenous peoples as well as selective coverage of partly urbanized peoples of North America, Europe, Asia and other regions. Indexes provide approaches by personal name or ethnic group keyword. Most of the major repositories in the U.S. and Canada are included. Resources in Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, and several other countries are selectively represented. The subject scope is broad, encompassing biological anthropology, archaeology, folklore and some aspects of linguistics.
Catalog to Manuscripts at the National Anthropological Archives. Dept of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History,Smithsonian Institution. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1975. 4 Volumes. (Olin Ref ++Z 1209 N27)
Lists 40,000 documents collected or produced by the Bureau of American Ethnology between 1879 and 1965. Arranged in three divisions: Indians of North America north of Mexico, Mexico and Central America, and a small section on non-North American areas. Subject approach is by tribe, linguistic group or name of individual. Covers only a small percentage of current holdings of the Archives.
Guide to the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution. Glenn, James R. Washington, D.C.: National Anthropological Archives, 1996. (Olin Ref + Z 1209 G55 1996)
Revision of the 1992 edition. Provides an "overview" of the entire collection as it existed in 1996. More up to date than, but does not supercede, the Catalogue to Manuscripts (see below). Provides collection descriptions and history, and information on arrangement and finding aids. A subject/name index is provided at the end.
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AAA Guide: A Guide to Departments, Directory of Members. American Anthropological Association. Washington D.C.: AAA. 1969 - (Olin Ref + GN 33 G94 Latest volume in Ref.; also in Uris Ref).
Contains information on academic, museum, research and government departments of anthropology in the U.S. and Canada. Provides statistics on enrollments, employment, and degrees granted. Includes a list of dissertations by author. Personal names and departmental indexes are provided.
Becoming a Practicing Anthropologist: A Guide to Careers and Training Programs in Applied Anthropology. Van Willigen, John. Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, 1987. (Olin GN 397.5 V28 B3)
Discusses the profession, the skills and knowledge required, and undergraduate and graduate programs. To help in the decision-making process, task assignments are designed to assess academic programs and student needs.
Funding for Anthropological Research. Cantrell, Karen and Denise Wallen. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1986. (+GN 42 C23w 1986).
Describes more than 700 sponsored research programs. Geared toward the needs of graduate students as well as professional anthropologists. Includes many less well known sources of funding.
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SELECTED WORLD WIDE WEB SITES
Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library
Academic Info Anthropology
Anthropology Related Sites at Cornell
Anthropology Resources on the Internet (Lutins/Clist)
Anthropology Review Database (Buffalo)
American Anthropological Association
Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities
ArchNet WWW Virtual Library - Archaeology (University of Connecticut)
CSAC's Ethnographics Gallery (University of Kent -- Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing)
A Guide to Internet Resources in Anthropology (Plattsburgh University of New York)
Native Web (Resources for Indigenous Cultures)
Voice of the Shuttle – Websitefor Humanities Research
WWW Virtual Library:Anthropology
Yahoo - Social Science
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