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 Newspapers Collection, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, South China Morning Post, 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.

Making the most of the anthropocene : facing the future (Denny, Mark, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; GF21 .D46 2017

Territory : a short introduction (Delaney, David.) Frost Library; GF43 .D45 2005

Legacies of space and intangible heritage Frost Library; GF500 .L44 2017

Anthropologists in the stock exchange : a financial history of Victorian science (Flandreau, Marc, author.) Frost Library; GN17.3.G7 F53 2016

Transformational journeys : an ethnologist's memoir (Bricker, Victoria Reifler, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; GN21.B66 T73 2017

Coming of age : the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead (Blum, Deborah, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; GN21.M36 B58 2017

Beyond surgery : injury, healing, and religion at an Ethiopian hospital (Hannig, Anita, author.) Frost Library; GN296.5.E8 H36 2017

If truth be told : the politics of public ethnography Frost Library; GN345 .I34 2017

Methodologies of mobility : ethnography and experiment Frost Library; GN345 .M485 2017

America observed : on an international anthropology of the United States Frost Library; GN346 .A57 2017

Indigenous studies and engaged anthropology : the collaborative moment Frost Library; GN380 .I537 2015

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

Naming the local : medicine, language, and identity in Korea since the fifteenth century (Suh, Soyoung, author.) Frost Library; GN477 .S84 2017

Chiefdoms : yesterday and today Frost Library; GN492.55 .C47 2017

Against the grain : a deep history of the earliest states (Scott, James C.) Frost Library; GN799.A4 S285 2017

Evolving god : a provocative view on the origins of religion (King, Barbara J., 1956-, author.) Frost Library; GN799.R4 K56 2017

The White Lady and Atlantis Ophir and Great Zimbabwe : investigation of an archaeological myth (Le Quellec, Jean-Loïc, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; GN861 .L4213 2016

Frankie and Johnny : race, gender, and the work of African American folklore in 1930s America (Morgan, Stacy I., 1970-, author.) Frost Library; GR111.A47 M67 2017

The tar baby : a global history (Wagner, Bryan, author.) Frost Library; GR111.A47 W34 2017

Living with the living dead : the wisdom of the zombie apocalypse (Garrett, Greg, author.) Frost Library; GR581 .G37 2017

Tatterhood : feminist folktales from around the world Frost Library; GR74 .T37 2016

So pretty (Mai, Jane, author, illustrator.) Frost Library; GT1560 .M35 2017

How to read a dress : a guide to changing fashion from the 16th to the 20th century (Edwards, Lydia (Lydia Jenny), author.) Frost Library; GT1720 .E39 2017

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

Bags (Wilcox, Claire, author.) Frost Library; GT2180 .W553 2017

Discriminating taste : how class anxiety created the American food revolution (Finn, S. Margot, 1981- author.) Frost Library; GT2853.U5 F565 2017

The death of the maiden in classical Athens (Margariti, Katia, author.) Frost Library; GT3170 .M37 2017

Law and mourning Frost Library; GT3390 .L38 2017

Cornyation : San Antonio's outrageous fiesta tradition (Stone, Amy L., author.) Frost Library; GT4811.S25 S76 2017

The jazz age : American style in the 1920s (Coffin, Sarah, author.) Frost Library; GT596 .C64 2017

Regulatory intermediaries in the age of governance Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.670

Understanding student debt Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.671

The new rural-urban interface Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.672

Evidence (Becker, Howard Saul, 1928-, author.) Frost Library; H61 .B433 2017

Social sequence analysis : methods and applications (Cornwell, Benjamin.) Frost Library; H61 .C657 2015

Is science racist? (Marks, Jonathan (Jonathan M.), 1955-, author.) Frost Library; H61 .M239 2017

Social theory now Frost Library; H61 .S77524 2017

Return to meaning : a social science with something to say (Alvesson, Mats, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; H62 .A5165 2017

Digital research confidential : the secrets of studying behavior online Frost Library; H62 .D545 2015

Collective remembering : memory in the world and in the mind (Isurin, Ludmila, author.) Frost Library; HM1033 .I848 2017

Body, self, other : the phenomenology of social encounters Frost Library; HM1106 .B635 2017

From violence to speaking out : apocalypse and expression in Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze (Lawlor, Leonard, 1954-) Frost Library; HM1116 .L41 2016

American niceness : a cultural history (Bramen, Carrie Tirado, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HM1161 .B73 2017

Norbert Elias and social theory Frost Library; HM435 .N67 2013

Thinking through methods : a social science primer (Martin, John Levi, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HM511 .M357 2017

NGOs and social justice in South Africa and beyond Frost Library; HM671 .N455 2017

Scripturalectics : the management of meaning (Wimbush, Vincent L., author.) Frost Library; HM706 .W557 2017

From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez : intellectuals and a century of political hero worship (Hollander, Paul, 1932-, author.) Frost Library; HM728 .H65 2016

Online activism in the Middle East (Nordenson, Jon, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .N67 2017

Twitter and tear gas : the power and fragility of networked protest (Tufekci, Zeynep, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .T84 2017

The broken ladder : how inequality affects the way we think, live, and die (Payne, Keith (Social scientist), author.) Frost Library; HM821 .P39 2017

Haunting hands : mobile media practices and loss (Cumiskey, Kathleen M., 1970-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .C866 2017

Disability, human rights, and information technology Frost Library; HM851 .D57 2017

Technically together : reconstructing community in a networked world (Dotson, Taylor, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .D66 2017

The ambivalent Internet : mischief, oddity, and antagonism online (Phillips, Whitney, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .P52 2017

Move fast and break things (Taplin, Jonathan T., author.) Frost Library; HM851 .T365 2017

Worried about the wrong things : youth, risk, and opportunity in the digital world (Vickery, Jacqueline Ryan, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .V527 2017

Digital resistance in the Middle East : new media activism in everyday life (Wheeler, Deborah L., 1965-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .W453 2017

Revolutionary waves : the crowd in modern China (Xiao, Tie, author.) Frost Library; HM871 .X53 2017

Specters of revolt : on the intellect of insurrection and philosophy from below (Gilman-OpalsKy, Richard, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; HM876 .G54 2016

The sociology of speed : digital, organizational, and social temporalities Frost Library; HM891 .S64 2017

The mask and the flag : populism, citizenism and global protest (Gerbaudo, Paolo, author.) Frost Library; HN18.3 .G465 2017

Protest : analysing current trends Frost Library; HN18.3 .P76 2015

C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution : an exercise in the art of sociological imagination (Treviño, A. Javier, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; HN203.5 .T74 2017

Social policies and decentralization in Cuba : change in the context of 21st-century Latin America Frost Library; HN207 .S63 2017

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

A social history of England, 1500-1750 Frost Library; HN398.E5 S6274 2017

"Misfits" in fin-de-siècle France and Italy : anatomies of difference (Ashley, Susan A., 1943-, author.) Frost Library; HN425 .A87 2017

Democracy in chains : the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America (MacLean, Nancy, author.) Frost Library; HN49.R33 M23 2017

The masses are the ruling classes (Epstein, William M., 1944-, author.) Frost Library; HN59.2 .E77 2017

Condition critical : life and death in Palestine (Rothchild, Alice, 1948- author.) Frost Library; HN660.A8 R68 2017

Subaltern movements in India : gendered geographies of struggle against neoliberal development (Desai, Manisha, author.) Frost Library; HN683.5 .D3664 2016

Handbook of welfare in China Frost Library; HN744.5 .H363 2017

Global heartland : displaced labor, transnational lives, and local placemaking (Miraftab, Faranak, author.) Frost Library; HN80.B43 M57 2016

Anthropology of Los Angeles : place and agency in an urban setting Frost Library; HN80.L7 A78 2017

Terrorism and the politics of fear (Altheide, David L., author.) Frost Library; HN90.M3 A47 2017

American generosity : who gives and why (Herzog, Patricia Snell, author.) Frost Library; HN90.M6 H478 2016

Loving : interracial intimacy in America and the threat to White supremacy (Cashin, Sheryll, author.) Frost Library; HQ1031 .C383 2017

Gender, culture and politics in England, 1560-1640 : turning the world upside down (Amussen, Susan Dwyer, author.) Frost Library; HQ1075.5.G7 A68 2017

Gender equality and quality of life : perspectives from Poland and Norway Frost Library; HQ1075.5.N8 G46 2016

Women's ritual competence in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean Frost Library; HQ1134 .W66 2017

Crossing the gate : everyday lives of women in Song Fujian (960-1279) (Xu, Man, 1979- author.) Frost Library; HQ1147.C6 X8 2016

Finding feminism : millennial activists and the unfinished gender revolution (Crossley, Alison Dahl, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .C76 2017

Body horror : capitalism, fear, misogyny, jokes (Moore, Anne Elizabeth, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .M66 2017

Why I march : images from the Women's March around the world Frost Library; HQ1155 .W48 2017

Women, insecurity, and violence in a post-9 (Winter, Bronwyn, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .W56 2017

Power, knowledge and feminist scholarship : an ethnography of academia (Pereira, Maria do Mar, author.) Frost Library; HQ1180 .P464 2017

Inferior : how science got women wrong - and the new research that's rewriting the story (Saini, Angela, 1980- author.) Frost Library; HQ1180 .S25 2017

Economics, sexuality, and male sex work (Logan, Trevon D. (Trevon D'Marcus) author.) Frost Library; HQ119.4.U6 L64 2017

You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages (Chocano, Carina, author.) Frost Library; HQ1206 .C5185 2017

Girlfriends (Saint James, Synthia.) Frost Library; HQ1206 .S17 1997

Gender, politics, news : a game of three sides (Ross, Karen, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236 .R677 2017

A woman's work (Harman, Harriet, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.G7 H37 2017

Rwandan women rising (Hunt, Swanee, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.R95 H86 2017

Kitchen table politics : conservative women and family values in New York (Taranto, Stacie, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 T385 2017

The Rabbi's atheist daughter : Ernestine Rose, international feminist pioneer (Anderson, Bonnie S., author.) Frost Library; HQ1413.R6 A53 2017

And the spirit moved them : the lost radical history of America's first feminists (Hunt, Helen, 1949- author.) Frost Library; HQ1418 .H86 2017

Too fat, too slutty, too loud : the rise and reign of the unruly woman (Petersen, Anne Helen, author.) Frost Library; HQ1421 .P485 2017

An extraordinary ordinary woman : the journal of Phebe Orvis, 1820-1830 (Ouellette, Susan M., 1954- author.) Frost Library; HQ1438.V47 O98 2017

Indigenous women's movements in Latin America : gender and ethnicity in Peru, Mexico, and Bolivia (Rousseau, Stéphanie, author.) Frost Library; HQ1460.5 .R68 2017