Anthropology and Sociology Research Guide

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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.
  • Dissertations & Theses Global (ProQuest)
    Includes nearly 3 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world, offering full text for most of the 80,000 new dissertations added each year since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage.
  • 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.

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

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.

Matter & desire : an erotic ecology (Weber, Andreas, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; GF21 .W4313 2017

A history of the world in seven cheap things (Patel, Raj, author.) Frost Library; GF41 .P36 2017

Against the anthropocene : visual culture and environment today (Demos, T. J.) Frost Library; GF50 .D46 2017

Arts of living on a damaged planet : ghosts of the anthropocene Frost Library; GF75 .A65 2017

Understanding human ecology : a systems approach to sustainability (Dyball, Rob.) Frost Library; GF75 .D93 2015

Environmental futures Frost Library; GF75 .E57 2016

Security in the Anthropocene : reflections on safety and care (Harrington, Cameron, author.) Frost Library; GF75 .H37 2017

Skin, culture and psychoanalysis Frost Library; GN197 .S58 2013

Runaway : Gregory Bateson, the double bind, and the rise of ecological consciousness (Chaney, Anthony, author.) Frost Library; GN21.B383 C53 2017

Approaches to ethnography : analysis and representation in participant observation Frost Library; GN33 .A55 2018

Anthropology and (Ingold, Tim, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; GN33 .I44 2018

Being alive : essays on movement, knowledge and description (Ingold, Tim, 1948-) Frost Library; GN33 .I45 2011

How lifeworlds work : emotionality, sociality, and the ambiguity of being (Jackson, Michael, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; GN33 .J32 2017

Fictionalizing anthropology : encounters and fabulations at the edges of the human (McLean, Stuart (Stuart John) author.) Frost Library; GN33 .M35 2017

Interrogating ethnography : why evidence matters (Lubet, Steven, author.) Frost Library; GN345 .L83 2018

Initiating ethnographic research : a mixed methods approach (Schensul, Stephen L.) Frost Library; GN345 .S3624 2013

Comparison : theories, approaches, uses Frost Library; GN345.7 .C66 2013

Universalism without uniformity : explorations in mind and culture Frost Library; GN357 .U65 2017

A different kind of animal : how culture transformed our species (Boyd, Robert, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; GN360 .B685 2018

Territorios en resistencia : cartografía política de las periferias urbanas latinoamericanas (Zibechi, Raúl, 1952-) Frost Library; GN395 .Z53 2011

Uncertain times : anthropological approaches to labor in a neoliberal world Frost Library; GN450.8 .U52 2017

The mana of mass society (Mazzarella, William, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; GN471.4 .M39 2017

Archaeological approaches to shamanism : mind-body, nature, and culture Frost Library; GN475.8 .A727 2017

The big push : exposing and challenging the persistence of patriarchy (Enloe, Cynthia H., 1938-, author.) Frost Library; GN479.6 .E55 2017

Gender and anthropology (Mascia-Lees, Frances E., 1953-, author.) Frost Library; GN479.65 .M37 2016

Archaeologies of gender and violence Frost Library; GN495.2 .A78 2017

Geographies of violence : killing space, killing time (Doel, Marcus A., author.) Frost Library; GN495.2 .D64 2017

Culture and the individual : theory and method of cultural consonance (Dressler, William W., author.) Frost Library; GN502 .D73 2018

A day at home in early modern England : material culture and domestic life, 1500-1700 (Hamling, Tara, author.) Frost Library; GN585.E54 H36 2017

Black skin, white masks (Fanon, Frantz, 1925-1961, author.) Frost Library; GN645 .F313 2017

Ways of Baloma : rethinking magic and kinship from the Trobriands (Mosko, Mark S., 1948-, author.) Frost Library; GN671.N5 M67 2017

The experiential Caribbean : creating knowledge and healing in the early modern Atlantic (Gómez, Pablo F., author.) Frost Library; GR120 .G65 2017

Animal tales from the Caribbean (List, George, 1911-2008, author.) Frost Library; GR133.C72 A855 2017

Western Han : a Yangzhou storyteller's script Frost Library; GR336.Y34 W47 2017

Yoruba trickster tales (Owomoyela, Oyekan, author.) Frost Library; GR351.32.Y56 O86 1997

The ghost of Ananse (Brenya, Kofi.) Frost Library; GR351.6 .B7 1991

Zombies : an anthropological investigation of the living dead (Charlier, Philippe.) Frost Library; GR581 .C4313 2017

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

Créatures fantastiques Deyrolle (Panafieu, Jean-Baptiste de, author.) Frost Library; GR825 .P36 2017

The ring of truth and other myths of sex and jewelry (Doniger, Wendy, author.) Frost Library; GR950.R5 D66 2017

Ametora : how Japan saved American style (Marx, W. David, author.) Frost Library; GT1560 .M365 2015

Corsets and crinolines (Waugh, Norah, author.) Frost Library; GT2075 .W3 2018

Ancient ink : the archaeology of tattooing Frost Library; GT2345 .A64 2017

Tattoo culture : theory and contemporary contexts (Barron, Lee, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; GT2345 .B43 2017

Medieval masterchef Frost Library; GT2853.E8 M43 2017

The ethnic restaurateur (Ray, Krishnendu, author.) Frost Library; GT2853.U5 R388 2016

Dandy lion : the black dandy and street style (Lewis, Shantrelle P., 1978-, author.) Frost Library; GT6720 .L49 2017

Inner-city schools : inequality and urban education Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.673

The state of unequal educational opportunity : the Coleman Report 50 years later Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.674

Peru in theory Frost Library; H53.P4 P47 2014

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

Going public : a guide for social scientists (Stein, Arlene, author.) Frost Library; H61.8 .S84 2017

Salsa dancing into the social sciences : research in an age of info-glut (Luker, Kristin.) Frost Library; H62 .L7995 2008

The science of qualitative research (Packer, Martin J., author.) Frost Library; H62 .P223 2018

Developing research questions (White, Patrick, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; H62 .W453 2017

The policy state : an American predicament (Orren, Karen, author.) Frost Library; H97 .O77 2017

Young people re-generating politics in times of crises Frost Library; H97 .Y68 2017

Getting grounded in social psychology : the essential literature for beginning researchers Frost Library; HM1019 .G48 2017

Digital memory studies : media pasts in transition Frost Library; HM1206 .D53 2018

Mediatization and mobile lives : a critical approach (Jansson, André, author.) Frost Library; HM1206 .J36 2018

Multicultural governance in a mobile world Frost Library; HM1271 .M8494 2017

British multiculturalism and the politics of representation (Thomassen, Lasse, author.) Frost Library; HM1271 .T49 2017

The Community of the future Frost Library; HM131 .C74288 1998

Theorizing revolutions Frost Library; HM281 .T44 1997

Critical theory : a very short introduction (Bronner, Stephen Eric, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; HM480 .B76 2017

Interviewing in social science research : a relational approach (Fujii, Lee Ann, author.) Frost Library; HM526 .F85 2018

New directions in peer nomination methodology Frost Library; HM533 .N49 2017

Profit and gift in the digital economy (Elder-Vass, Dave, author.) Frost Library; HM548 .E43 2016

Economics for the common good (Tirole, Jean, author.) Frost Library; HM548 .T57 2017

Tribe : on homecoming and belonging (Junger, Sebastian, author.) Frost Library; HM554 .J87 2016

The acceleration of cultural change : from ancestors to algorithms (Bentley, R. Alexander, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; HM626 .B473 2017

Boys' love, cosplay, and androgynous idols Frost Library; HM646 .B69 2017

Fandom : identities and communities in a mediated world Frost Library; HM646 .F36 2017

Social values and moral intuitions : the world-views of "millennial" young adults (Gregg, Gary S., author.) Frost Library; HM681 .G74 2018

A moral theory of solidarity (Kolers, Avery.) Frost Library; HM717 .K65 2016

Someone to talk to (Small, Mario Luis, author.) Frost Library; HM741 .S5853 2017

Social media and European politics : rethinking power and legitimacy in the digital era Frost Library; HM742 .S628165 2017

Braving the wilderness : the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone (Brown, Brené, author.) Frost Library; HM753 .B765 2017

The utopia of rules : on technology, stupidity, and the secret joys of bureaucracy (Graeber, David, author.) Frost Library; HM806 .G73 2015

Being unequal : how identity helps make and break power and privilege (Callero, Peter L., author.) Frost Library; HM821 .C35 2018

Seeking equality : the political economy of the common good in the United States and Canada (Harles, John C., author.) Frost Library; HM821 .H37 2017

The other side of assimilation : how immigrants are changing American life (Jiménez, Tomás R. (Tomás Roberto), 1975-, author.) Frost Library; HM843 .J56 2017

Interpersonal divide in the age of the machine (Bugeja, Michael J., author.) Frost Library; HM846 .B84 2018

Asian video cultures : in the penumbra of the global Frost Library; HM851 .A853 2017

Adaptation online : creating memes, sweding movies, and other digital performances (Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .G725 2017

Alter-globalization in Southern Europe : anatomy of a social movement (Albrecht, Eduardo Zachary, author.) Frost Library; HM881 .A393 2017

Radicals : outsiders changing the world (Bartlett, Jamie, author.) Frost Library; HM881 .B38 2017

Keywords for radicals : the contested vocabulary of late-capitalist struggle Frost Library; HM881 .K475 2016

Building dignified worlds : geographies of collective action (Roelvink, Gerda, 1978-) Frost Library; HM881 .R64 2016

What democracy looks like : the rhetoric of social movements and counterpublics Frost Library; HM881 .W47 2017

Global diffusion of protest : riding the protest wave in the neoliberal crisis Frost Library; HM883 .G56 2017

Blood and progress : violence in pursuit of emancipation (Hewlett, Nick, author.) Frost Library; HM886 .H49 2016

Women writing resistance : essays on Latin America and the Caribbean Frost Library; HN110.5.A8 W66 2017

Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean Frost Library; HN110.5.Z9 V582 2017

Conflict, domination, and violence : episodes in Mexican social history (Illades, Carlos, author.) Frost Library; HN113 .I4513 2017

The dialectics of liberation (Congress on the Dialectics of Liberation (1967 : London, England)) Frost Library; HN18 .C634 1967c

The poor's struggle for political incorporation : the piquetero movement in Argentina (Rossi, Federico M., author.) Frost Library; HN263.5 .R67 2017

Sociology and social policy : essays on community, economy, and society (Gans, Herbert J., author.) Frost Library; HN29.5 .G36 2017

Democracy and displacement in Colombia's civil war (Steele, Abbey, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; HN310.Z9 S74 2017

After austerity : welfare state transformation in Europe after the Great Recession Frost Library; HN373.5 .A38 2017