Anthropology and Sociology Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Data & Stats
  • New Titles
Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • Anthropology Plus (early 19th century to present)
    Index covering anthropology, archaeology, and related interdisciplinary research, compiled from Harvard's Anthropological Literature and the Royal Anthropological Society's Anthropological Index.
  • AnthroSource (1988 to present)
    Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource indexes 100 years of anthropological material.
  • Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
    Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.
  • Sociology Database (ProQuest) (1985 to present)
    Covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more.
  • Social Science Database (ProQuest)
    Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
    Website devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Women's Studies International (1972 to present)
    Interdisciplinary, covers the latest scholarship in feminist research.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
Also see the Primary Sources research guide.
  • ArchiveGrid
    Primary-source collection descriptions from WorldCat records and archival finding aids.
  • Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
    Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspaper Collection, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, Times of India, and Washington Post.
  • American Folklife Center Online Collections
    The American Folklife Center, a part of the Library of Congress, is one of the largest archives of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world.
Locate data and statistical resources for research in this discipline.
  • ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
    World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.
  • China Statistical Yearbooks (1949 to present)
    Digital repository of statistical and census data published officially by the mainland Chinese government.
  • Social Explorer (1790 to present)
    Access to data from the U.S. Census, American Community Survey, religious congregations, and other sources, with options to create thematic and interactive maps and reports.
  • Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
    Searches U.S. federal government (1974-present), international intergovernmental (1983-present), state government and privately published documents (1981-present) that contain statistics. Many tables are available online as images or Excel files.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.
  • iPOLL
    Database contains survey questions and answers asked in the US over the last 70+ years by more than 150 survey organizations. Create a personal registration for access to full features.

Ethics of hospitality (Innerarity, Daniel, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; BJ2021 .I5613 2017

College ethics : a reader on moral issues that affect you Frost Library; BJ21 .C65 2017

China : an environmental history (Marks, Robert, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; GF656 .M37 2017

Collecting, ordering, governing : anthropology, museums, and liberal government (Bennett, Tony, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; GN27 .B45 2017

50 great myths of human evolution : understanding misconceptions about our origins (Relethford, John, author.) Frost Library; GN281 .R412314 2017

Reading from behind : a cultural analysis of the anus (Allan, Jonathan A., 1983- author.) Frost Library; GN298 .A55 2016

From notes to narrative : writing ethnographies that everyone can read (Ghodsee, Kristen Rogheh, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; GN307.7 .G464 2016

Breaking the frames : anthropological conundrums (Stewart, Pamela J., author.) Frost Library; GN33 .S74 2017

Drawn to see : drawing as an ethnographic method (Causey, Andrew, 1957- author.) Frost Library; GN34.3.F53 C38 2017

Against exoticism : toward the transcendence of relativism and universalism in anthropology Frost Library; GN345.5 .A43 2016

Darwin's unfinished symphony : how culture made the human mind (Laland, Kevin N., author.) Frost Library; GN360 .L34 2017

The inbetweenness of things : materializing mediation and movement between worlds Frost Library; GN406 .I53 2017

The Routledge handbook of material culture in early modern Europe Frost Library; GN406 .R68 2017

Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history (Schutt, Bill, author.) Frost Library; GN409 .S38 2017

Fire (Pyne, Stephen J.) Frost Library; GN416 .P96 2012

Unwrapping Tongan barkcloth : encounters, creativity and female agency (Veys, Fanny Wonu, author.) Frost Library; GN432 .V49 2017

Cut : one woman's fight against FGM in Britain today (Wardere, Hibo, author.) Frost Library; GN484 .W37 2016

Unorthodox kin : Portuguese Marranos and the global search for belonging (Leite, Naomi, 1972- author.) Frost Library; GN487 .L45 2017

The evolution underground (Martin, Anthony J., 1960-, author.) Frost Library; GN755 .M37 2017

The Iron Age in northern Britain : Britons and Romans, natives and settlers (Harding, D. W. (Dennis William) author.) Frost Library; GN780.22.G7 H316 2017

Mujeres que corren con los lobos (Estés, Clarissa Pinkola.) Frost Library; GR470 .E8818 2009

Living with zombies : society in apocalypse in film, literature and other media (Pielak, Chase, 1981- author.) Frost Library; GR581 .P54 2017

Becoming vampire : difference and the vampire in popular culture (Bacon, Simon, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; GR830.V3 B33 2017

Africa rising : fashion, design and lifestyle from Africa Frost Library; GT1580 .A474 2016 x

A denim story : inspirations from boyfriends to bell bottoms (Current, Emily, author.) Frost Library; GT2085 .C87 2014

Japan's cuisines : food, place and identity (Rath, Eric C., 1967-, author.) Frost Library; GT2853.J3 R38 2016

Food, health, and culture in Latino Los Angeles (Portnoy, Sarah J., author.) Frost Library; GT2853.U5 P67 2016

Food cults : how fads, dogma, and doctrine influence diet Frost Library; GT2855 .F658 2017

Graffiti and street art : reading, writing and representing the city Frost Library; GT3912 .G727 2017

Kawamichi no okonai : kohoku ni haru o yobu ippyō kagamimochi (Nakajima, Seiichi, 1950- author. 中島誠一, 1950- author.) Frost Library; GT4884.A3 S523 2011

Bound feet, young hands : tracking the demise of footbinding in village China (Bossen, Laurel, 1945-, author.) Frost Library; GT498.F66 B67 2017

A Christmas cornucopia : the hidden stories behind our Yuletide traditions (Forsyth, Mark, author.) Frost Library; GT4985 .F673 2016

The indisputable existence of Santa Claus : the mathematics of Christmas (Fry, Hannah, author.) Frost Library; GT4985 .F79 2016

The Middle East and regional transition, terrorism, and countering violent extremism Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.668

Advances in comparative-historical analysis Frost Library; H61 .A3933 2015

The making of modern society (Nisbet, Robert A.) Frost Library; HM101 .N5743 1986

Progress : fact or illusion? Frost Library; HM101 .P895 1996

Memory unbound : tracing the dynamics of memory studies Frost Library; HM1033 .M456 2017

Communicating prejudice : an appreciative inquiry approach Frost Library; HM1091 .C645 2016

Pursuing Trayvon Martin : historical contexts and contemporary manifestations of racial dynamics Frost Library; HM1096 .P87 2013

The sociology of space : materiality, social structures, and action (Löw, Martina, author.) Frost Library; HM1171 .L6813 2016

The endangered West : myopic elites and fragile social orders in a threatening world (Higley, John, author.) Frost Library; HM1263 .H54 2016

Identity troubles : an introduction (Elliott, Anthony, 1964-) Frost Library; HM1276 .E457 2016

Conscientious thinking : making sense in an age of idiot savants (Bosworth, David, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; HM449 .B677 2017

Stuart Hall's voice : intimations of an ethics of receptive generosity (Scott, David, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; HM479.H35 S36 2017

Max Weber's theory of modernity : the endless pursuit of meaning (Symonds, Michael John.) Frost Library; HM479.W42 S96 2015

Critical theory in critical times : transforming the global political and economic order Frost Library; HM480 .C745 2017

Critical theory and libertarian socialism (Masquelier, Charles, author.) Frost Library; HM480 .M37 2014

Participatory research : working with vulnerable groups in research and practice (Aldridge, Jo, author.) Frost Library; HM520 .A437 2016

The content analysis guidebook (Neuendorf, Kimberly A., author.) Frost Library; HM529 .N47 2017

The politics of value : three movements to change how we think about the economy (Collins, Jane Lou, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HM548 .C644 2017

Society and economy : framework and principles (Granovetter, Mark S., author.) Frost Library; HM548 .G73 2017

What the market teaches us : limitations of knowing and tactics for doing (Smith, Charles W., 1938-, author.) Frost Library; HM548 .S587 2015

Theory for the working sociologist (Rojas, Fabio, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; HM585 .R65 2017

Culture & money in the nineteenth century : abstracting economics Frost Library; HM621 .C85746 2016

Unpopular culture Frost Library; HM621 .U676 2016

Human, all too (post)human : the humanities after humanism Frost Library; HM628 .H86 2016

Sociology of the body : a reader Frost Library; HM636 .S63 2016

Fucked up + : the reader Frost Library; HM646 .F83 2016

Punks, monks and politics : authenticity in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia Frost Library; HM646 .P92 2016

Time, capitalism and alienation : a socio-historical inquiry into the making of modern time (Martineau, Jonathan.) Frost Library; HM656 .M27 2016

Order on the edge of chaos : social psychology and the problem of social order Frost Library; HM706 .O73 2015

Culture in networks (McLean, Paul Douglas, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; HM741 .M3895 2017

Fanaticism, racism, and rage online : corrupting the digital sphere (Klein, Adam (Adam G.) author.) Frost Library; HM742 .K54 2017

The SAGE handbook of social media research methods Frost Library; HM742 .S24 2017

Social media : culture and identity Frost Library; HM742 .S62816 2017

Visualising Facebook : a comparative perspective (Miller, Daniel, author.) Frost Library; HM743.F33 M55 2017

Following Searle on Twitter : how words create digital institutions (Hodgkin, Adam, author.) Frost Library; HM743.T95 H644 2017

Negotiating identity : symbolic interactionist approaches to social identity (Scott, Susie, 1977-) Frost Library; HM753 .S326 2015

Getting respect : responding to stigma and discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel Frost Library; HM821 .G48 2016

Spheres of influence : the social ecology of racial and class inequality (Massey, Douglas S., author.) Frost Library; HM821 .M38 2014

Global inequality : a new approach for the age of globalization (Milanović, Branko, author.) Frost Library; HM821 .M555 2016

The great leveler (Scheidel, Walter, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; HM821 .S235 2017

The invention of humanity : equality and cultural difference in world history (Stuurman, Siep, author.) Frost Library; HM821 .S778 2017

Institutions for future generations Frost Library; HM826 .I577 2016

Journey into social activism : qualitative approaches (Atkinson, Joshua D., author.) Frost Library; HM831 .A85 2017

How change happens (Green, Duncan.) Frost Library; HM831 .G688 2016

Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked (Alter, Adam L., 1980-, [author]) Frost Library; HM851 .A437 2017

What algorithms want : imagination in the age of computing (Finn, Ed, 1980- author.) Frost Library; HM851 .F5565 2017

The death of expertise : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters (Nichols, Thomas M., 1960-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .N54 2017

Sociophobia : political change in the digital utopia (Rendueles, César, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .R45713 2017

#republic : divided democracy in the age of social media (Sunstein, Cass R., author.) Frost Library; HM851 .S869 2017

Data for the people : how to make our post-privacy economy work for you (Weigend, Andreas S., author.) Frost Library; HM851 .W42957 2017

Scenescapes : how qualities of place shape social life (Silver, Daniel Aaron, author.) Frost Library; HM861 .S56 2016

Norms in the wild : how to diagnose, measure, and change social norms (Bicchieri, Cristina, author.) Frost Library; HM866 .B53 2017

The consequences of social movements Frost Library; HM881 .C654 2016

The history of social movements in global perspective : a survey Frost Library; HM881 .H58 2017

Protest cultures : a companion Frost Library; HM881 .P76 2016

Social policy expansion in Latin America (Garay, Candelaria, author.) Frost Library; HN110.5.A8 G29989 2016

Dams, displacement and development : perspectives from Río Negro, Guatemala (Einbinder, Nathan, author.) Frost Library; HN143.5 .E36 2017

Living with insecurity in a Brazilian favela : urban violence and daily life (Penglase, Ben.) Frost Library; HN290.R5 P46 2014

Venezuela XXI, la revolución de la estupidez (Palacios Galindo, Gonzalo, 1938-) Frost Library; HN363.5 .P35 2011

Experiencing European integration : transnational lives and European identity (Kuhn, Theresa, author.) Frost Library; HN373.5 .K84 2015

Imagined societies : a critique of immigrant integration in Western Europe (Schinkel, Willem, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; HN373.5 .S335 2017

Stalinism reloaded : everyday life in Stalin-City, Hungary (Horváth, Sándor, author.) Frost Library; HN420.5.D85 H68 2017

Representing ethnicity in contemporary French visual culture (McGonagle, Joseph, author.) Frost Library; HN440.M84 M4 2017

Nothing is true and everything is possible : the surreal heart of the new Russia (Pomerantsev, Peter, author.) Frost Library; HN530.2.A8 P665 2014

Protest in Putin's Russia (Gabowitsch, Mischa, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; HN530.2.Z9 S62413 2017

Direct action : protest and the reinvention of American radicalism (Kauffman, L. A., author.) Frost Library; HN57 .K3664 2017

Necessary trouble : Americans in revolt (Jaffe, Sarah, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; HN59.2 .J34 2016