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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mermaids Frost Library; GR910 .M47 2016

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

The stories clothes tell : voices of working-class Japan (Horikiri, Tatsuichi, 1925-) Frost Library; GT1560 .H6613 2016

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

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 immigrant kitchen : food, ethnicity, and diaspora (Halloran, Vivian Nun, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; GT2853.U5 H35 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social media in an English village : or how to keep people at just the right distance (Miller, Daniel, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .M545 2016

Social networking : redefining communication in the digital age Frost Library; HM742 .S6297 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 intersectional Internet : race, sex, class and culture online Frost Library; HM851 .I5855 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illicit love : interracial sex and marriage in the United States and Australia (McGrath, Ann (Ann Margaret)) Frost Library; HQ1031 .M3946 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feminist interpretations of Mary Astell Frost Library; HQ1595.A7 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nemesis : one man and the battle for Rio (Glenny, Misha, author.) Frost Library; HV6248.L797 G54 2016

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

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

Condemned to repeat? : the paradox of humanitarian action (Terry, Fiona.) Frost Library; HV640 .T47 2002

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

Einbruch der Wirklichkeit : auf dem Flüchtlingstreck durch Europa (Kermani, Navid, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; HV640.4.G3 K47 2016

The Concerned Women of Buduburam : refugee activists and humanitarian dilemmas (Holzer, Elizabeth, author.) Frost Library; HV640.4.G45 H65 2015

Marching through suffering : loss and survival in North Korea (Fahy, Sandra.) Frost Library; HV640.5.K67 F35 2015

The politics of suffering : Syria's Palestinian refugee camps (Gabiam, Nell, author.) Frost Library; HV640.5.P36 G33 2016

The new threat : the past, present, and future of Islamic militancy (Burke, Jason.) Frost Library; HV6431 .B8667 2015

Rethinking terrorism (Wight, Colin, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HV6431 .W5314 2015

Cuba, the untold story Frost Library; HV6433.C9 C83 2005