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The World at Play

Spring 2012

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-223; Suzanne Menair (Section 01)

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Academic OneFile (1980 to present)
Full-text articles from all disciplines.

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

Anthropological Index Online (1970 to present)

AnthroSource (1988 to present)
Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource indexes 100 years of anthropological material.

Arts & Humanities Full Text
Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

PsycInfo (1887 to present)
Covers the academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, sociology, education, and other areas.

Social Science Journals (ProQuest)
Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.

Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.

Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.


African American Music Reference
Essays and images for study of all forms of black music: blues, spirituals, jazz, rap, and more.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the present
Essays on all aspects of recent African American history: people, events, places, etc.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
Surveys of all aspects of black history from the arrival of the first African slaves through the 19th century.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
Articles surveying all aspects of the black diaspora; strongest on U.S.

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences


Nilsen, Alleen Pace. 2000. Encyclopedia of 20th-Century American Humor. Phoenix, Ariz: Oryx Press.

Primary Sources

Digital resources and data in three major content areas: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, The African Plants Initiative and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa.

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice (1490-2007)
Thousands of pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images documenting the varieties and legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective, and the continued existence of slavery today.