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Anthropology and Sociology Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Data
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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • AnthroSource (1988 to present)
    Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource indexes 100 years of anthropological material.
  • IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (1951 to present)
    Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.
  • PAIS International (1972 to present)
    Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
  • Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
    Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.
  • 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.
  • ASSIA Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (1987 to present)
    Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, and education.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (1973 to present)
    Index to articles and books in Asian Studies, including humanities and social sciences.
  • Communications and Mass Media Collection (Gale)
    Journals on advertising, public relations, writing, and other aspects of communications.
  • HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index (1970 to present)
    Covers analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts.
  • Left Index (1982 to present)
    Provides access to the diversity of literature on the left with a primary emphasis on politics and culture.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
    Integrates scholarly, academic, and statistical content from a variety of sources to provide differing points of view on current social issues.
  • POPLINE (1970 to present)
    Reproductive health, fertility, demographics, environmental health, women in development, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Project Cork (1978 to present)
    Index of journal articles, books, and reports about substance abuse.
  • 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 Science Research Network (SSRN)
    Website devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
    Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.
  • Social Services Abstracts (1979 to present)
    Indexes research on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.
  • Sociology Journals (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.
  • 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.
  • Aluka
    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.
  • American State Papers (1789-1838)
    Full-image database of legislative and executive documents of Congress. Continued by U.S. Congressional Serial Set.
  • Congressional Publications
    Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
    Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.
  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (1976 to present)
Locate data and statistical resources for research in this discipline.
  • China Statistical Yearbooks (1949 to present)
    Digital repository of statistical and census data published officially by the mainland Chinese government.
  • 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.
  • Roper Express
    Archives datasets from thousands of surveys with national adult, state, foreign, and special subpopulation samples. Create a personal registration to access datasets and full features.

An environmental history of medieval Europe (Hoffmann, Richard C. (Richard Charles), 1943-) Frost Library; GF540 .H64 2014

Life among the Indians : first fieldwork among the Sioux and Omahas (Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923.) Frost Library; GN21.F54 A3 2013

Before Boas : the genesis of ethnography and ethnology in the German Enlightenment (Vermeulen, Han F., 1952- author.) Frost Library; GN308.3.G3 V37 2015

Memory boxes : an experimental approach to cultural transfer in history, 1500-2000 Frost Library; GN365.4 .M46 2014

Possibilities : essays on hierarchy, rebellion, and desire (Graeber, David.) Frost Library; GN448 .G73 2007

Fragments of an anarchist anthropology (Graeber, David.) Frost Library; GN492 .G73 2004

Of corpse : death and humor in folklore and popular culture Frost Library; GR455 .O43 2003

Let's get the rhythm : the life and times of Miss Mary Mack Frost Library; GR481 .L47

Hören, Sehen, Staunen : Kulturgeschichte des mündlichen Erzählens (Merkel, Johannes, author.) Frost Library; GR72.3 .M47 2015

Shoes : a history from sandals to sneakers Frost Library; GT2130 .S468 2006

Greek baths and bathing culture : new discoveries and approaches Frost Library; GT2845 .G73 2013

Kōdō hidensho shitchū no sekai (Horiguchi, Satoru, 1954- 堀口悟, 1954-) Frost Library; GT3032.T353 K6335 2009

The gift : the form and reason for exchange in archaic societies (Mauss, Marcel, 1872-1950.) Frost Library; GT3040 .M3813 1990

The history of American graffiti (Gastman, Roger.) Archives and Special Collections; GT3913.A2 G37 2010

Body, dress, and identity in ancient Greece (Lee, Mireille M.) Frost Library; GT550 .L44 2015

Sex and unisex : fashion, feminism, and the sexual revolution (Paoletti, Jo Barraclough, 1949-) Frost Library; GT605 .P36 2015

Event history modeling : a guide for social scientists (Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., 1965-) Frost Library; H61 .B6366 2004

Contemporary Latin American social and political thought : an anthology Frost Library; H62.5.L3 C65 2008

An invitation to social construction (Gergen, Kenneth J.) Frost Library; HM1033 .G47 2015

Bodies we fail : productive embodiments of imperfection (Sturm, Jules.) Frost Library; HM1056 .S78 2014

Everyday troubles : the micro-politics of interpersonal conflict (Emerson, Robert M., author.) Frost Library; HM1121 .E564 2015

Alienation (Jaeggi, Rahel.) Frost Library; HM1131 .J3413 2014

The Oxford handbook of prosocial behavior Frost Library; HM1146 .O94 2015

The political economy of news in China : manufacturing harmony (Hearns-Branaman, Jesse Owen.) Frost Library; HM1231 .H427 2015

Civilized oppression and moral relations : victims, fallibility, and the moral community (Harvey, Jean, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; HM1266 .H373 2015

The power at the end of the economy (Massumi, Brian.) Frost Library; HM548 .M37 2015

Intersectionality : a foundations and frontiers reader Frost Library; HM571 .I56 2014

Sylvia Wynter : on being human as praxis Frost Library; HM585 .S95 2015

Aesop's anthropology : a multispecies approach (Hartigan, John, Jr., 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HM621 .H36 2014

Limits to culture : urban regeneration vs. dissident art (Miles, Malcolm, author.) Frost Library; HM621 .M554 2015

A networked self : identity, community and culture on social network sites Frost Library; HM742 .N49 2011

Mindsharing : the art of crowdsourcing everything (Zoref, Lior.) Frost Library; HM742 .Z67 2015

The Anthrobscene (Parikka, Jussi, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .P3616 2014

Mumford Gutkind Bookchin : the emergence of eco-decentralism (Biehl, Janet, 1953-) Frost Library; HM861 .B53 2011

The social movements reader : cases and concepts Frost Library; HM881 .S64 2015

Understanding global social policy Frost Library; HN28 .U53 2014

The black box society : the secret algorithms that control money and information (Pasquale, Frank.) Frost Library; HN49.P6 P375 2015

The occupiers : the making of the 99 percent movement (Gould-Wartofsky, Michael A.) Frost Library; HN59.2 .G69 2015

An introduction to Japanese society (Sugimoto, Yoshio, 1939-) Frost Library; HN723.5 .S825 2014

Days of rage (Burrough, Bryan, 1961-) Frost Library; HN90.R3 B79 2015

A war for the soul of America : a history of the culture wars (Hartman, Andrew, author.) Frost Library; HN90.S62 H37 2015

Death and dying in the working class, 1865-1920 (Rosenow, Michael K., author.) Frost Library; HQ1073.5.U6 R674 2015

Sex in antiquity : exploring gender and sexuality in the ancient world Frost Library; HQ1075 .S474 2015

Rethinking transnational men : beyond, between and within nations Frost Library; HQ1090 .R448 2013

Arguments with silence : writing the history of Roman women (Richlin, Amy, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1136 .R53 2014

Femmes de pouvoir et pouvoir des femmes dans l'Occident médiéval et moderne Frost Library; HQ1147.E85 F46 2009

Mächtige Frauen? Frost Library; HQ1147.E85 M32 2015

Royaume de fémynie Frost Library; HQ1149.F8 R69 1999

This is what a feminist slut looks like : perspectives on the SlutWalk movement Frost Library; HQ1155 .T55 2015

Covered in ink : tattoos, women, and the politics of the body (Thompson, Beverly Yuen, author.) Frost Library; HQ1206 .T4676 2015

State feminism, women's movements, and job training Frost Library; HQ1236 .S732 2001

Step by step [videorecording] : building a feminist movement Frost Library; HQ1410 .S73

Maids, wives, widows : exploring Early Modern women's lives 1540-1740 (Read, Sara, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1593 .R43 2015

The bohemian ethos : questioning work and making a scene on the lower East Side (Halasz, Judith R., author.) Frost Library; HQ2044.U62 N493 2015

Mediators : aesthetics, politics, and the city (Martin, Reinhold, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HT153 .M37 2014

Stiftungen zwischen Politik und Wirtschaft : Geschichte und Gegenwart im Dialog Frost Library; HV25 .S75 2015

China's social welfare : the third turning point (Leung, Joe C. B., author.) Frost Library; HV418 .L482 2015

The politics of species : reshaping our relationships with other animals Frost Library; HV4708 .P675 2013

Forces of compassion : humanitarianism between ethics and politics Frost Library; HV553 .F59 2011

Assassinations and the political order. (Crotty, William J.) Frost Library; HV6278 .C7

Atrocities, massacres, and war crimes : an encyclopedia Frost Library; HV6322.7 .A87 2013

America at a crossroads. Security versus liberty [videorecording] : the other war Frost Library; HV6432 .A56

No substitute for experience : Chinese antipiracy operations in the Gulf of Aden (Erickson, Andrew S., author.) Frost Library; HV6433.786.C6 E75 2013

The rise of Islamic state : ISIS and the new Sunni revolution (Cockburn, Patrick, 1950-) Frost Library; HV6433.I722 C64 2015

Isis : inside the army of terror (Weiss, Michael (Michael Douglas) author.) Frost Library; HV6433.I722 W45 2015

One of us : the story of Anders Breivik and the massacre in Norway (Seierstad, Åsne, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; HV6433.N6 S45413 2015

Separating fools from their money : a history of American financial scandals (MacDonald, Scott B.) Frost Library; HV6769 .M33 2015

Slaves of the state : black incarceration from the chain gang to the penitentiary (Childs, Dennis, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; HV9471 .C473 2015

The number : one man's search for identity in the Cape underworld and prison gangs (Steinberg, Jonny.) Frost Library; HV9850.5 .S84 2005

The Dragon and the bear : a study of Communist involvement in the Arab World Frost Library; HX434.A6 D7

The Rosenberg-Sobell case revisited [videorecording] Frost Library; HX84.R578 U57