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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
  • China Statistical Yearbooks (1949 to present)
    Digital repository of statistical and census data published officially by the mainland Chinese government.
  • 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.

In pursuit of civility : manners and civilization in early modern England (Thomas, Keith, 1933-, author.) Frost Library; BJ1821 .T46 2018

After extinction Frost Library; GF75 .A4 2018

City of the good : nature, religion, and the ancient search for what is right (Bell, Michael, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; GF80 .B45 2018

Reconsidering race : social science perspectives on racial categories in the age of genomics Frost Library; GN269 .R43 2018

Culture and the course of human evolution (Tomlinson, Gary, author.) Frost Library; GN281 .T66 2018

The ground between : anthropologists engage philosophy Frost Library; GN33 .G76 2014

Contrarian anthropology : the unwritten rules of academia (Nader, Laura, author.) Frost Library; GN33 .N33 2018

On ethnography (Daynes, Sarah, author.) Frost Library; GN345 .D39 2018

Diffractive ethnography : social sciences and the ontological turn (Gullion, Jessica Smartt, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; GN345 .G85 2018

Ethnography (Harrison, Anthony Kwame, author.) Frost Library; GN345 .H425 2018

Anthropology : why it matters (Ingold, Tim, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; GN345 .I3726 2018

The methodological dilemma revisited Frost Library; GN345 .M465 2018

In the field : life and work in cultural anthropology (Gmelch, George, author.) Frost Library; GN346 .G54 2018

Territories & trajectories : cultures in circulation Frost Library; GN365 .T47 2018

Where are we heading? : the evolution of humans and things (Hodder, Ian, author.) Frost Library; GN406 .H63 2018

Eating culture : an anthropological guide to food (Crowther, Gillian, author.) Frost Library; GN407 .C76 2018

The ethnobotany of Eden : rethinking the jungle medicine narrative (Voeks, Robert A., 1950-, author.) Frost Library; GN476.73 .V64 2018

Vexy thing : on gender and liberation (Perry, Imani, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; GN479.6 .P47 2018

Cultural constructions of identity : meta-ethnography and theory Frost Library; GN495.6 .C825 2018

Who are we? : reimagining alterity and affinity in anthropology Frost Library; GN495.6 .W5 2018

The continuing growth of cross-cultural psychology : a first-person annotated chronology (Lonner, Walter J., author.) Frost Library; GN502 .L66 2018

Svay : a Khmer village in Cambodia (Ebihara, May, author.) Frost Library; GN635.C3 E25 2018

Mortuary dialogues : death ritual and the reproduction of moral community in Pacific modernities Frost Library; GN663 .M67 2016

Transformations of gender in Melanesia Frost Library; GN668 .T736 2017

Ethics and professionalism in forensic anthropology (Passalacqua, Nicholas V., author.) Frost Library; GN69.8 .P37 2018

Neolithic Britain : the transformation of social worlds (Ray, Keith (Keith W.), 1954- author.) Frost Library; GN776.22.G7 R39 2018

The archaeology of large-scale manipulation of prey Frost Library; GN799.H84 A73 2018

Petroglyphs, pictographs, and projections (Rogers, Richard A. (Richard Alleyne), 1965-, author.) Frost Library; GN799.P4 R67 2018

The classic fairy tales : texts, criticism Frost Library; GR550 .C57 2017

Forging communities : food and representation in medieval and early modern southwestern Europe Frost Library; GT2853.I16 F67 2018

Smoke (Berger, John, author.) Frost Library; GT3020 .B447 2017

Writing on the wall : graffiti and the forgotten Jews of antiquity (Stern, Karen B., author.) Frost Library; GT3913.81.P3 S74 2018

Walking raddy : the Baby Dolls of New Orleans Frost Library; GT4211.N4 W35 2018

Medieval bodies : life, death and art in the Middle Ages (Hartnell, Jack, author.) Frost Library; GT495 .H37 2018

The amorous heart : an unconventional history of love (Yalom, Marilyn, author.) Frost Library; GT498.H45 Y35 2018

Qualitative research methods for the social sciences (Berg, Bruce L. (Bruce Lawrence), 1954-, author.) Frost Library; H61 .B4715 2017

Creative teamwork : developing rapid, site-switching ethnography Frost Library; H61 .C725 2018

Contemporary African social and political philosophy : trends, debates and challenges (Kasanda Lumembu, Albert, author.) Frost Library; H61.15 .K3645 2018

The Sage handbook of qualitative data collection Frost Library; H62 .S264 2018

Public policy : a view from the South (Narain, Vishal, author.) Frost Library; H97 .N37 2018

The Cambridge handbook of personal relationships Frost Library; HM1106 .C36 2018

From media hype to twitter storm Frost Library; HM1206 .F66 2018

Intercultural communicative competence in educational exchange : a multinational perspective (Fantini, Alvino E., 1936-, author.) Frost Library; HM1211 .F36 2019

From the Bronx to Oxford and not quite back (Birnbaum, Norman, author.) Frost Library; HM479.B57 A3 2018

Mapping memory : visuality, affect, and embodied politics in the Americas (Murphy, Kaitlin M., author.) Frost Library; HM500 .M87 2019

Handbook of culture and creativity : basic processes and applied innovations Frost Library; HM621 .H3445 2018

Scripted culture : digitalization and the cultural public sphere Frost Library; HM621 .S27 2018

Everybody hurts : transitions, endings, and resurrections in fan cultures Frost Library; HM646 .E94 2018

Call them by their true names : American crises (and essays) (Solnit, Rebecca, author.) Frost Library; HM671 .S656 2018

Meltdown : why our systems fail and what we can do about it (Clearfield, Chris, author.) Frost Library; HM701 .C54 2018

Why worry about future generations? (Scheffler, Samuel, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; HM726 .S34 2018

The Selfie Generation (Eler, Alicia, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .E44 2017

Russian social media influence : understanding Russian propaganda in Eastern Europe (Helmus, Todd C.) Frost Library; HM742 .H45 2018

Communicative civic-ness : social media and political culture (Wessels, Bridgette, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .W47 2018

Twitterbots : making machines that make meaning (Veale, Tony, 1967- author.) Frost Library; HM743.T95 V43 2018

Identity, conflict and politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan Frost Library; HM753 .I34 2018

Cultural evolution : people's motivations are changing, and reshaping the world (Inglehart, Ronald, author.) Frost Library; HM831 .I574 2018

If ... then : algorithmic power and politics (Bucher, Taina, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .B798 2018

Ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts right now (Lanier, Jaron, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .L3579 2018

The culture of surveillance : watching as a way of life (Lyon, David, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .L96 2018

Digicrimination--these are the good times (Tanşu, Okan, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .T357 2018

Antisocial media : how Facebook disconnects us and undermines democracy (Vaidhyanathan, Siva, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .V345 2018

Social ecology in the digital age : solving complex problems in a globalized world (Stokols, Daniel, author.) Frost Library; HM861 .S76 2018

Copycats & contrarians : why we follow others... and when we don't (Baddeley, Michelle, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; HM866 .B33 2018

The rise and fall of moral conflicts in the United States and Canada (Schwartz, Mildred A., author.) Frost Library; HN110.Z9 M6685 2018

Class, politics, and the decline of deference in England, 1968-2000 (Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, Florence, author.) Frost Library; HN400.S6 S88 2018

Fighting for France : violence in interwar French politics (Millington, Chris, author.) Frost Library; HN440.V5 M55 2018

Extremism (Berger, J. M. (John M.), 1967-, author.) Frost Library; HN49.R33 B464 2018

Rich Russians : from oligarchs to bourgeoisie (Schimpfössl, Elisabeth, author.) Frost Library; HN530.2.Z9 E47 2018

Tailspin (Brill, Steven, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; HN59 .B75 2018

Intractable conflicts in contemporary India : narratives and social movements Frost Library; HN690.Z9 S62 2018

Mythbusting Vietnam : facts, fictions, fantasies Frost Library; HN700.5.A8 M98 2018

Californios, Anglos, and the performance of oligarchy in the U.S. West (Gibb, Andrew, 1969- author.) Frost Library; HN79.C23 P64 2018

Entanglements of modernity, colonialism and genocide (Palmer, Jack Dominic, author.) Frost Library; HN796.Z9 S6273 2018

Modern American extremism and domestic terrorism (Balleck, Barry J., author.) Frost Library; HN90.R3 B333 2018

Transnational aging : current insights and future challenges Frost Library; HQ1061 .T745 2016

Engendering difference : sexism, power and politics Frost Library; HQ1075 .E644 2018

Gender under construction : femininities and masculinities in context Frost Library; HQ1075 .G46 2018

Gender, nation, text : exploring constructs of identity Frost Library; HQ1075 .G46447 2017

Emergent masculinities in the Pacific Frost Library; HQ1090.7.O3 E44 2017

Women in medieval England (Telford, Lynda, author.) Frost Library; HQ1147.G7 T45 2018

The century of Women : how women have transformed the world since 1900 (Bucur-Deckard, Maria, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1154 .B8443 2018

Women, peace and welfare : a suppressed history of social reform, 1880-1920 (Oakley, Ann, author.) Frost Library; HQ1154 .O183 2018

Xenofeminism (Hester, Helen, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .H47 2018

Don't call me princess : essays on girls, women, sex, and life (Orenstein, Peggy, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .O74 2018

Pop-feminist narratives (Spiers, Emily, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .S65 2018

Beyond women's words : feminisms and the practices of oral history in the twenty-first century Frost Library; HQ1180 .B494 2018

Gender and the abjection of Blackness (Bröck-Sallah, Sabine, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1201 .B83 2018

Mediating misogyny : gender, technology, and harassment Frost Library; HQ1233 .M43 2018

Race women internationalists : activist-intellectuals and global freedom struggles (Umoren, Imaobong Denis, 1990-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236 .U485 2018

Queenship and counsel in early modern Europe Frost Library; HQ1236.5.E85 Q436 2018

We rise to resist : voices from a new era in women's political action Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 W4185 2018

Studying gender in medieval Europe : historical approaches (Skinner, Patricia, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; HQ14 .S55 2018

Youth who trade sex in the U.S. : intersectionality, agency, and vulnerability (Showden, Carisa Renae, author.) Frost Library; HQ144 .S56 2018

Women's place in the Andes : engaging decolonial feminist anthropology (Babb, Florence E., author.) Frost Library; HQ1572 .B335 2018

Unjust conditions : women's work and the hidden cost of cash transfer programs (Cookson, Tara Patricia, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1572 .C67 2018

Familial properties : gender, state, and society in early modern Vietnam, 1463-1778 (Tran, Nhung Tuyet, author.) Frost Library; HQ1750.5 .T727 2018

Diva nation : female icons from Japanese cultural history Frost Library; HQ1762 .D58 2018

Sexuality and its impact on history : the British stripped bare Frost Library; HQ18.G7 S49 2018

Sins against nature : sex and archives in colonial New Spain (Tortorici, Zeb, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; HQ18.N458 T67 2018