Anthropology and Sociology Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Data
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Manners, culture and dress of the best American society, (Wells, Richard A.) Archives and Special Collections; BJ1852 .W4 1891

The mushroom at the end of the world : on the possibility of life in capitalist ruins (Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt.) Frost Library; GF21 .T76 2015

Evolving ourselves : how unnatural selection and nonrandom mutation are changing life on earth (Enriquez, Juan, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; GN281 .E57 2015

Biomapping indigenous peoples : towards an understanding of the issues Archives and Special Collections; GN289 .B56 2012

The Routledge encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology Frost Library; GN307 .E527 2012

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

We are all cannibals and other essays (Lévi-Strauss, Claude, author.) Frost Library; GN362 .L472513 2016

Just eat it : a food waste story Frost Library; GN407 .J87

The practice of eating (Warde, Alan, author.) Frost Library; GN407 .W36 2016

String figures : the collections of Harry Smith, catalogue raisonné, volume II Frost Library; GN455.S9 S77 2015

The anthropology of childhood : cherubs, chattel, changelings (Lancy, David F.) Frost Library; GN482 .L36 2015

Politicized ethnicity : a comparative perspective (Weber, Anke, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; GN495.6 .W43 2016

1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed (Cline, Eric H.) Frost Library; GN778.25 .C55 2014

Asian American identities and practices : folkloric expressions in everyday life Frost Library; GR111.A75 A78 2014

Märchen, Mythen und Moderne : 200 Jahre Kinder- und Hausmärchen der Brüder Grimm Frost Library; GR166 .M36 2015

Vidokoni : folktales from Mzimba, Malawi (Banda, Harvey C. Chidoba, author.) Frost Library; GR358.52.M95 B36 2016

Witchcraft, demons and deliverance : a global conversation on an intercultural challenge Frost Library; GR540 .W5834 2015

Japanese grotesqueries (Kiejʼe, Nikolas.) Frost Library; GR580 .K53 1973

Mermaids Frost Library; GR910 .M47 2016

Interpreting food at museums and historic sites (Moon, Michelle, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; GT2850 .M66 2016

To live and dine in Dixie : the evolution of urban food culture in the Jim Crow South (Cooley, Angela Jill.) Frost Library; GT2853.U5 C67 2015

The rise of tea culture in China : the invention of the individual (Hinsch, Bret.) Frost Library; GT2907.C6 H55 2016

Cha no yu no michi Sen Rikyū no bun (Oda, Eiichi, 1929-2004. 小田榮一, 1929-2004.) Frost Library; GT2911.S4 O32 2001 x

Dead matter : the meaning of iconic corpses (Schwartz, Margaret, 1975-) Frost Library; GT3150 .S39 2015

The mountain : a political history from the Enlightenment to the present (Debarbieux, Bernard, author.) Frost Library; GT3490 .D4313 2015

Medieval graffiti : the lost voices of England's churches (Champion, M. (Matthew), 1967-, author.) Frost Library; GT3913.44.A2 C53 2015

Your beauty mark : the ultimate guide to eccentric glamour (Von Teese, Dita, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; GT499 .V67 2015 x

The superhero costume : identity and disguise in fact and fiction (Brownie, Barbara, author.) Frost Library; GT580 .B69 2016

Dressing for the culture wars : style and the politics of self-presentation in the 1960s and 1970s (Luther Hillman, Betty.) Frost Library; GT605 .H57 2015

Buttoned up : clothing, conformity, and white-collar masculinity (Casanova, Erynn Masi de, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; GT615 .C37 2015

Mōsu no mita Nihon Frost Library; GT7055.J3 M67 1988 x

Living in a high-inequality regime Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.663

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

Predictive analytics : the power to predict who will click, buy, lie, or die (Siegel, Eric, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; H61.4 .S54 2016

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

The possible South : documentary film and the limitations of biraciality (Brasell, R. Bruce.) Frost Library; HM1271 .B737 2015

Domination and the arts of resistance : hidden transcripts (Scott, James C.) Frost Library; HM278 .S37 1990

Black box (Black Box Collective.) Frost Library; HM480 .B53 2015

New Korean wave : transnational cultural power in the age of social media (Jin, Dal Yong, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HM621 .J556 2016

Laboratorium der Moderne Frost Library; HM647 .L33 2015

Social media : communication, sharing and visibility (Meikle, Graham, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .M457 2016

Identities in crisis in Iran : politics, culture, and religion Frost Library; HM753 .I25 2015

Inequality : what everyone needs to know (Galbraith, James K., author.) Frost Library; HM821 .G35 2016

Global age essays on social and cultural change (Albrow, Martin.) Frost Library; HM831 .A43 2014

The new consumer online : a sociology of taste, audience, and publics (McQuarrie, Edward F., author.) Frost Library; HM851 .M397 2015

The Four-Dimensional Human : Ways of Being in the Digital World (Scott, Laurence, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .S36 2015

Social inequalities, media, and communication : theory and roots Frost Library; HM851 .S5656 2016

Psychology of the digital age : humans become electric (Suler, John R., 1955-) Frost Library; HM851 .S8647 2016

Radicals in America : the U.S. Left since the Second World War (Brick, Howard, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; HN57 .B653 2015

Routledge handbook of new media in Asia Frost Library; HN655.2.I56 R68 2016

Violence and the city in the modern Middle East Frost Library; HN656.Z9 V589 2016

The Trishanku nation : memory, self, and society in contemporary India (Kumar, Deepak, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; HN683.5 .K743 2016

Paper tiger : law, bureaucracy and the developmental state in Himalayan India (Mathur, Nayanika.) Frost Library; HN690.C463 M37 2016

The politics of rural reform in China : state policy and village predicament in the early 2000s (Göbel, Christian, 1973 June 25-) Frost Library; HN740.Z9 C637612 2010

The internet, social media, and a changing China Frost Library; HN740.Z9 I56744 2016

America's social arsonist : Fred Ross and grassroots organizing in the twentieth century (Thompson, Gabriel, author.) Frost Library; HN79.C23 C684 2016

An archaeology of improvement in rural Massachusetts (Lewis, Quentin P., author.) Frost Library; HN79.M4 L49 2016

Sin city north : sex, drugs, and citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor borderland (Karibo, Holly M., author.) Frost Library; HN80.D6 K37 2015

DIY Detroit : making do in a city without services (Kinder, Kimberley.) Frost Library; HN80.D6 K56 2016

Anti-imperialist modernism (Balthaser, Benjamin, author.) Frost Library; HN90.R3 B335 2016

The end game : how inequality shapes our final years (Abramson, Corey M., 1980-) Frost Library; HQ1064.U5 A223 2015

Beyond machismo : intersectional Latino masculinities (Hurtado, Aída, author.) Frost Library; HQ1090.7.L29 H87 2016

Feminist moments : reading feminist texts Frost Library; HQ1121 .F46 2016

A medieval woman's companion : women's lives in the European Middle Ages (Morrison, Susan Signe, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1147.E85 M67 2016

Women in dark times (Rose, Jacqueline, author.) Frost Library; HQ1150 .R68 2014

A moment in her story [videorecording] : stories from the Boston women's movement Frost Library; HQ1154 .M66

Women of color and social media multitasking : blogs, timelines, feeds, and community Frost Library; HQ1161 .W656 2015

Women's voices, feminist visions : classic and contemporary readings Frost Library; HQ1180 .W689 2015

Diotima at the barricades : French feminists read Plato (Miller, Paul Allen, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1191.F8 M55 2016

Misógino feminista (Monsiváis, Carlos, 1938-2010.) Frost Library; HQ1191.M6 M66 2013

The highest glass ceiling : women's quest for the American presidency (Fitzpatrick, Ellen F. (Ellen Frances) author.) Frost Library; HQ1236 .F49 2016

Women's activism : global perspectives from the 1890s to the present Frost Library; HQ1236 .W65173 2013

Between rhetoric and activism : Marxism and feminism in the Indian women's movement (Kranz, Susanne, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.I4 K73 2015

Broad influence : how women are changing the way America works (Newton-Small, Jay, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 N47 2016

Gender, poverty, and development : critical concepts in development studies Frost Library; HQ1240 .G45475 2015

Ancient sex : new essays Frost Library; HQ13 .A53 2015

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

The hatpin menace : American women armed and fashionable, 1887-1920 (Segrave, Kerry, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1419 .S44 2016

Les femmes, la culture et les arts en Europe entre Moyen Âge et Renaissance = Women, art and cultur Frost Library; HQ1587 .F46 2016

We are Afghan women : voices of hope Frost Library; HQ1735.6 .W42 2016

Sex tourism in Bahia : ambiguous entanglements (Williams, Erica Lorraine, author.) Frost Library; HQ174.B34 W55 2013

Learning feminity in colonial India, 1820-1932 (Allender, Tim, author.) Frost Library; HQ1742 .A526 2016

Sideways on a scooter : life and love in India (Kennedy, Miranda.) Frost Library; HQ1745.D4 K46 2011

The city and sex : private vice and public scandal in the American Republic (McConahey, Mary Beth, author.) Frost Library; HQ18.U5 M27 2015

The second coming of the invisible empire : the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s (Rawlings, William, author.) Frost Library; HS2330.K63 R39 2016

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

Race in mind : critical essays (Spickard, Paul R., 1950-, author.) Frost Library; HT1521 .S624 2015

Restricted access : media, disability, and the politics of participation (Ellcessor, Elizabeth, author.) Frost Library; HV1568.4 .E45 2016

Deaf history and culture in Spain : a reader of primary documents (Fraser, Benjamin.) Frost Library; HV2813 .F73 2009

The moral mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London (Gibson-Brydon, Thomas R. C., 1976-2009, author.) Frost Library; HV4086.L66 G52 2016

Narconomics : how to run a drug cartel (Wainwright, Tom, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; HV5801 .W325 2016

Getting high : marijuana through the ages (Chasteen, John Charles, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; HV5822.M3 C43 2016

Addicted.pregnant.poor (Knight, Kelly Ray, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; HV5824.W6 K65 2015

Humanitarian aftershocks in Haiti (Schuller, Mark, 1973-) Frost Library; HV600 2010.H2 S38 2016

Killing Trayvons : an anthology of American violence Frost Library; HV6250.4.E75 K55 2014

Violence against women in pornography (DeKeseredy, Walter S., 1959-, author.) Frost Library; HV6250.4.W65 D429 2016

Aftermath : genocide, memory and history Frost Library; HV6322.7 .A48 2015

The crime of all crimes : toward a criminology of genocide (Rafter, Nicole Hahn, 1939-, author.) Frost Library; HV6322.7 .R34 2016

The lost children : reconstructing Europe's families after World War II (Zahra, Tara.) Frost Library; HV640.4.E8 Z34 2011