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

Anthropology's politics : disciplining the Middle East (Deeb, Lara, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; GN17.3.M628 D44 2016

The real planet of the apes : a new story of human origins (Begun, David R., author.) Frost Library; GN281 .B44 2016

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

The evolution of human sociability : desires, fears, sex and society (Vannelli, Ron, 1938-, author.) Frost Library; GN281 .V348 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

Between magic and rationality : on the limits of reason in the modern world Frost Library; GN320 .B48 2015

Eating soup without a spoon : anthropological theory and method in the real world (Cohen, Jeffrey H. (Jeffrey Harris) author.) Frost Library; GN33 .C62 2015

A foot in the river : why our lives change--and the limits of evolution (Fernández-Armesto, Felipe, author.) Frost Library; GN358 .F47 2015

And : phenomenology of the end : sensibility and connective mutation (Berardi, Franco, author.) Frost Library; GN360.4 .B47 2015

Transatlantic parallaxes : toward reciprocal anthropology Frost Library; GN397.7.U6 T73 2015

The lives of colonial objects Frost Library; GN406 .L579 2015

Practicing materiality Frost Library; GN406 .P73 2015

Tangible things : making history through objects (Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher, 1938-, author.) Frost Library; GN406 .U57 2015

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

Talk about prayer : an ethnographic commentary (Fabian, Johannes.) Frost Library; GN470 .F33 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

Earth beings : ecologies of practice across Andean worlds (Cadena, Marisol de la, author.) Frost Library; GN564.P4 C34 2015

Indigenous culture, education and globalization : critical perspectives from Asia Frost Library; GN625 .I52 2016

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

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

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

Kavkasiis xalxtʻa kostiumebi (Tilke, Max, 1869-1942.) Archives and Special Collections; GT1401 .T565 2005 x

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

Wine : a cultural history (Varriano, John L.) Archives and Special Collections; GT2885 .V37 2010

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

The work of the dead : a cultural history of mortal remains (Laqueur, Thomas Walter.) Frost Library; GT3150 .L37 2015

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

Le corti nell'alto Medioevo Frost Library; GT3520 .C67 2015

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

Blood cultures : medicine, media, and militarisms (Hannabach, Cathy, author.) Frost Library; GT498.B55 H36 2015

The domesticated penis : how womanhood has shaped manhood (Cormier, Loretta A., author.) Frost Library; GT498.P45 C67 2015

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

Helenas Töchter : Frauen und Mode im frühen Griechenland (Junker, Klaus, author.) Frost Library; GT550 .J86 2015

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

Fear and clothing : unbuckling American style (Wilson, Cintra, author.) Frost Library; GT605 .W56 2015

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

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

Successful qualitative research : a practical guide for beginners (Braun, Virginia.) Frost Library; H62 .B715 2013

The trouble at L. S. E., 1966-1967 (Kidd, Harry.) Archives and Special Collections; H67.L9 K5 1969

World's best ideas : a global ideas bank compendium Frost Library; HM101 .W67 1998

It ended badly : thirteen of the worst breakups in history (Wright, Jennifer Ashley, 1986-, author.) Frost Library; HM1106 .W75 2015

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

Leadership for social justice Frost Library; HM671 .L43 2008

Diasporic mediations : between home and location (Radhakrishnan, R. (Rajagopalan)) Frost Library; HM73 .R329 1996

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

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

The boy who could change the world : the writings of Aaron Swartz (Swartz, Aaron, 1986-2013.) Frost Library; HM851 .S97 2015

Bourdieu and social movements : ideological struggles in the British anti-capitalist movement (Ibrahim, Joseph, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; HM881 .I27 2015

South Korean social movements : from democracy to civil society Frost Library; HM881 .S68 2011

The world of indicators : the making of governmental knowledge through quantification Frost Library; HN25 .W66 2015

Russia's new fin de siècle : contemporary culture between past and present Frost Library; HN530.2.A8 R8685 2013

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

Cruel optimism (Berlant, Lauren Gail, 1957-) Frost Library; HN59.2 .B464 2011

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

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

Privilege, power, and difference (Johnson, Allan G.) Frost Library; HN90.E4 J64 2006

The end of the experiment : the rise of cultural elites and the decline of America's civic culture (Rothman, Stanley, 1927-, author.) Frost Library; HN90.E4 R68 2016

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

Retiring to Spain (Ahmed, Anya, author.) Frost Library; HQ1064.S7 A55 2015

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

The feminist utopia project : fifty-seven visions of a wildly better future Frost Library; HQ1101 .F46 2015

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, Islam, and Abbasid identity (El-Cheikh, Nadia Maria.) Frost Library; HQ1170 .E45 2015

Hope into practice : Jewish women choosing justice despite our fears (Rosenwasser, Penny, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1172 .R67 2013

Threshold concepts in women's and gender studies : ways of seeing, thinking, and knowing (Launius, Christie.) Frost Library; HQ1180 .L38 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

Women, war, and violence : topography, resistance, and hope Frost Library; HQ1233 .W664 2015

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

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

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

The feminism of uncertainty : a gender diary (Snitow, Ann Barr, 1943-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1426 .S615 2015

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

On their own : women, urbanization, and the right to the city in South Africa (Goebel, Allison, author.) Frost Library; HQ1800.5.Z9 P53 2015

Women and power in Zimbabwe : promises of feminism (Shaw, Carolyn Martin, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1801 .S43 2015

Not a Catholic nation : the Ku Klux Klan confronts New England in the 1920s (Richard, Mark Paul, 1960-) Frost Library; HS2330.K63 R54 2015

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

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

Slaying the dragon : the history of addiction treatment and recovery in America (White, William L., 1947-) Frost Library; HV5279 .W48 1998

Shelter after disaster (Davis, Ian, 1937-) Frost Library; HV553 .D38 1978

The time of catastrophe : multidisciplinary approaches to the age of catastrophe Frost Library; HV553 .D65 2015

Humanitarian ethics : a guide to the morality of aid in war and disaster (Slim, Hugo, author.) Frost Library; HV553 .S55 2015

Disaster citizenship : survivors, solidarity, and power in the Progressive Era (Remes, Jacob A. C., 1980-, author.) Frost Library; HV555.U6 R46 2016

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