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.

Al-Ghazālī on the manners relating to eating : book 11 of The revival of the religious sciences (Ghazzālī, 1058-1111, author.) Frost Library; BJ2019.5.I8 G48513 2015

Choreographies of landscape : signs of performance in Yosemite National Park (Ness, Sally Ann, author.) Frost Library; GF504.C2 N47 2016

Amazonia in the Anthropocene : people, soils, plants, forests (Kawa, Nicholas C., 1981-, author.) Frost Library; GF532.A4 K39 2016

Hair : a human history (Stenn, Kurt S., author.) Frost Library; GN193 .S74 2016

Skin bleaching in Black Atlantic zones : shade shifters (Tate, Shirley Anne, author.) Frost Library; GN197 .T37 2016

Critical ethnic studies : a reader Frost Library; GN316 .C758 2016

Mapping feminist anthropology in the twenty-first century Frost Library; GN33.8 .M36 2016

Ethnography and virtual worlds : a handbook of method Frost Library; GN345 .E745 2012

The gender, culture, and power reader (Hodgson, Dorothy Louise, author.) Frost Library; GN479.7 .H64 2016

Geschichte der biologischen Anthropologie in Deutschland (Hossfeld, Uwe.) Frost Library; GN50.45.G3 H67 2016

Twins talk : what twins tell us about person, self, and society (Davis, Dona Lee, 1948-) Frost Library; GN63.6 .D38 2014

Skin deep : [settler impressions of Aboriginal women] (Conor, Liz, 1966-) Frost Library; GN666 .S557 2016

The Latin American story finder (Elswit, Sharon, author.) Frost Library; GR114 .E45 2015

From Dog bridegroom to Wolf girl (Murai, Mayako, author.) Frost Library; GR340 .M87 2015

Nihon no yōkai Frost Library; GR340 .N568 1987

Mazā gūsu to Nihonjin (Washizu, Natsue, 1948- 鷲津名都江, 1948-) Frost Library; GR487 .W37 2001

Cinderella across cultures : new directions and interdisciplinary perspectives Frost Library; GR75.C4 C43 2016

Doing style : youth and mass mediation in South India (Nakassis, Constantine V., 1979-, author.) Frost Library; GT1470.T36 N35 2016

Dentō ni miru danshi ōchō shōzoku no chakusōhō Frost Library; GT1560 .D46 2002

Fasshon to fūzoku no 70-nen Frost Library; GT1560 .F372 1975 x

Nineteenth-century women's fashions (Warnes, Felicity J., author.) Frost Library; GT2050 .W36 2016

Gender relations in an Indonesian society : Bugis practices of sexuality and marriage (Idrus, Nurul Ilmi, author.) Frost Library; GT2780.A3 I37 2016

L'alimentazione nell'alto Medioevo (Alimentazione nell'alto Medioevo, pratiche, simboli, ideologie (Conference) (2015 : Spoleto, Italy)) Frost Library; GT2850 .A66365 2015

Death rituals, social order and the archaeology of immortality in the ancient world Frost Library; GT3170 .D43 2016

Textiles, text, intertext : essays in honour of Gale R. Owen-Crocker Frost Library; GT575 .T43 2016

Fashioning memory : vintage style and youth culture (Jenss, Heike, author.) Frost Library; GT596 .J46 2015

Tough on crime, tough on families? : criminal justice and family life in America Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.665

Undocumented migration in a global economy Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.666

Qualitative inquiry & research design : choosing among five approaches (Creswell, John W.) Frost Library; H61 .C73 2013

State, space, world : selected essays (Lefebvre, Henri, 1901-1991.) Frost Library; H61.15 .L43 2009

Constructing grounded theory (Charmaz, Kathy, 1939-) Frost Library; H61.24 .C45 2014

The SAGE handbook of grounded theory Frost Library; H61.24 .S24 2007

The SAGE handbook of qualitative data analysis Frost Library; H62 .S25 2014

The coding manual for qualitative researchers (Saldaña, Johnny, author.) Frost Library; H62 .S343 2016

Intersectionality : an intellectual history (Hancock, Ange-Marie, author.) Frost Library; HM1091 .H357 2016

The Cambridge introduction to performance theory (Shepherd, Simon, author.) Frost Library; HM1111 .S485 2016

Lovecidal : walking with the disappeared (Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha), 1952-, author.) Frost Library; HM554 .T75 2016

Cultural expression, creativity and innovation Frost Library; HM621 .C846 2010

Social media for academics (Carrigan, Mark (Mark Alexander) author.) Frost Library; HM742 .C37 2016

Social media and everyday politics (Highfield, Tim, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .H53 2016

How the world changed social media (Miller, Daniel, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .M544 2016

Social media in the Arab world : communication and public opinion in the Gulf states Frost Library; HM742 .S628197 2016

Social networking : redefining communication in the digital age Frost Library; HM742 .S6297 2016

The closing of the net (Horten, Monica, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .H687 2016

Information politics, protests, and human rights in the digital age Frost Library; HM851 .I53174 2016

The intersectional Internet : race, sex, class and culture online Frost Library; HM851 .I5855 2016

Taking the square : mediated dissent and occupations of public space Frost Library; HM883 .T35 2016

The topography of violence in the Greco-Roman world Frost Library; HN10.G7 T67 2016

A history of violence : living and dying in Central America (Martínez, Oscar (Oscar Enrique) author.) Frost Library; HN125.2.V5 M37 2016

Sites of protest Frost Library; HN17.5 .S568 2016

Magic eyes : scenes from an Andean girlhood (Ewald, Wendy.) Archives and Special Collections; HN310.R37 E9 1992

Post-Ottoman coexistence : sharing space in the shadow of conflict Frost Library; HN656.5.A8 P67 2016

Routledge handbook of contemporary India (Jacobsen, Knut A., 1956-) Frost Library; HN683.5 .J33 2016

Liberation and development : Black consciousness community programs in South Africa (Hadfield, Leslie Anne, author.) Frost Library; HN801.Z9 C6374 2016

White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America (Isenberg, Nancy, author.) Frost Library; HN90.S6 I84 2016

Social protection, economic growth and social change Frost Library; HN980 .S722 2013

JewAsian : race, religion, and identity for America's newest Jews (Kim, Helen Kiyong, author.) Frost Library; HQ1031 .K5255 2016

Legalizing LGBT families : how the law shapes parenthood (Baumle, Amanda K., author.) Frost Library; HQ1034.U5 B38 2015

Gender through the prism of difference Frost Library; HQ1075 .G4666 2016

The biopolitics of gender (Repo, Jemima.) Frost Library; HQ1075 .R46 2016

Masculinities under neoliberalism Frost Library; HQ1090 .M37959 2016

Changing India : a Muslim woman speaks (Hussain, Iqbalunnisa.) Frost Library; HQ1170 .H87 2015

Unraveling gender, race & diaspora Frost Library; HQ1181.A35 U57 2016

Face value : the hidden ways that beauty shapes women's lives (Whitefield-Madrano, Autumn, author.) Frost Library; HQ1219 .W45 2016

Women and power in postconflict Africa (Tripp, Aili Mari, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.A35 T75 2015

The female voice of Myanmar : Khin Myo Chit to Aung San Suu Kyi (Sengupta, Nilanjana, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.B93 S46 2015

Righteous transgressions : women's activism on the Israeli and Palestinian religious right (Ben Shitrit, Lihi, 1981-) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.I75 B46 2016

Challenge and change : right-wing women, grassroots activism, and the baby boom generation (Benowitz, June Melby, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 B47 2015

On gender, labor, and inequality (Milkman, Ruth, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1237.5.U6 M55 2016

Dilemmas of difference : indigenous women and the limits of postcolonial development policy (Radcliffe, Sarah A., author.) Frost Library; HQ1240.5.E2 R34 2015

Scandalous economics : gender and the politics of financial crises Frost Library; HQ1381 .S23 2016

The global Hillary : women's political leadership in cultural contexts Frost Library; HQ1391.U5 G56 2016

The mulatta concubine : terror, intimacy, freedom, and desire in the Black transatlantic (Winters, Lisa Ze.) Frost Library; HQ1410 .W56 2016

An uncommon union : Henry B. Stanton and the emancipation of Elizabeth Cady (Frank, Linda C., author.) Frost Library; HQ1413.S67 F73 2016

Sex object : a memoir (Valenti, Jessica, author.) Frost Library; HQ1413.V35 A3 2016

Wives, slaves, and servant girls (Hagist, Don N., author.) Frost Library; HQ1416 .H345 2016

We were Feminists Once (Zeisler, Andi, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1421 .Z46 2016

Trafficked children and youth in the United States : reimagining survivors (Goździak, Elżbieta M., 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HQ144 .G779 2016

Some girls : my life in a Harem (Lauren, Jillian.) Frost Library; HQ144 .L38 2010

Japanese prostitutes in the North American West, 1887-1920 (Oharazeki, Kazuhiro, author.) Frost Library; HQ145.A17 O335 2016

Women of the 1960s : more than mini skirts, pills and pop music (Hardy, Sheila M., author.) Frost Library; HQ1593 .H37 2015

Feminist interpretations of Mary Astell Frost Library; HQ1595.A7 F46 2016

State of the urban poor report 2015 : gender and urban poverty Frost Library; HQ1742 .S73 2016

Gender in modern East Asia : an integrated history (Molony, Barbara, author.) Frost Library; HQ1760.5 .M65 2016

Heroines of the Qing : exemplary women tell their stories (Yang, Binbin, author.) Frost Library; HQ1767 .Y354 2016

New feminism in china : young middle-class Chinese women in Shanghai (Zheng, Jiaran, author.) Frost Library; HQ1770.S47 Z44 2016

Resistance, revolt, and gender justice in Egypt (Tadros, Mariz, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1793 .T327 2016

Athenian prostitution : the business of sex (Cohen, Edward E.) Frost Library; HQ18.G8 C64 2015

Sexuality and the unnatural in colonial Latin America Frost Library; HQ18.L29 S497 2016

The voyeur's motel (Talese, Gay, author.) Frost Library; HQ18.U5 T35 2016

The color of fear [videorecording] : a film Frost Library; HT1521 .C656

Gender and class in English asylums, 1890-1914 (Hide, Louise.) Frost Library; HV245 .H47 2014

Philanthropy, civil society, and the state in German history, 1815-1989 (Adam, Thomas, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; HV275 .A274 2016

Slumming India : a chronicle of slums and their saviours (Verma, Gita Dewan.) Frost Library; HV4139 .V47 2002

Ending homelessness : why we haven't, how we can Frost Library; HV4493 .E535 2016

Rethinking drinking and sport : new approaches to sport and alcohol (Palmer, Catherine (Sociologist)) Frost Library; HV5020 .P355 2015

The politics of humanity : the reality of relief aid (Holmes, John, 1951-) Frost Library; HV553 .H665 2013

Resilience by design (Lee, Alexandra Jayeun, author.) Frost Library; HV553 .L44 2016

Criminology : theories, patterns, and typologies (Siegel, Larry J., 1947-, author.) Frost Library; HV6025 .S484 2016

The myth of mob rule : violent crime and democratic politics (Miller, Lisa Lynn, author.) Frost Library; HV6187 .M55 2016