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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.
  • 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.
  • Social Science Journals (ProQuest)
    Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.
  • IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (1951 to present)
    Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.
  • PAIS International (1972 to present)
    Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
  • 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.
  • ASSIA Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (1987 to present)
    Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, and education.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (1973 to present)
    Index to articles and books in Asian Studies, including humanities and social sciences.
  • Communications and Mass Media Collection (Gale)
    Journals on advertising, public relations, writing, and other aspects of communications.
  • HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index (1970 to present)
    Covers analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts.
  • Left Index (1982 to present)
    Provides access to the diversity of literature on the left with a primary emphasis on politics and culture.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
    Integrates scholarly, academic, and statistical content from a variety of sources to provide differing points of view on current social issues.
  • POPLINE (1970 to present)
    Reproductive health, fertility, demographics, environmental health, women in development, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Project Cork (1978 to present)
    Index of journal articles, books, and reports about substance abuse.
  • PsycInfo (1887 to present)
    Covers the academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, sociology, education, and other areas.
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
    Website devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
    Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.
  • Social Services Abstracts (1979 to present)
    Indexes research on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aluka
    Digital resources and data in three major content areas: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, The African Plants Initiative and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa.
  • American State Papers (1789-1838)
    Full-image database of legislative and executive documents of Congress. Continued by U.S. Congressional Serial Set.
  • Congressional Publications
    Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
    Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.
  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (1976 to present)
Locate data and statistical resources for research in this discipline.
  • China Statistical Yearbooks (1949 to present)
    Digital repository of statistical and census data published officially by the mainland Chinese government.
  • 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.
  • Roper Express
    Archives datasets from thousands of surveys with national adult, state, foreign, and special subpopulation samples. Create a personal registration to access datasets and full features.

Landscape biographies Frost Library; GF41 .L352 2015

An unnatural metropolis : wresting New Orleans from nature (Colten, Craig E.) Frost Library; GF504.L8 C65 2006

Sacred trusts : essays on stewardship and responsibility Archives and Special Collections; GF80 .S23 1993

Nature, human nature, and human difference : race in early modern philosophy (Smith, Justin E. H.) Frost Library; GN269 .S65 2015

A tale of an amulet (Popper-Giveon, Ariela, 1970- author.) Frost Library; GN296 .P66 2015

Before Boas : the genesis of ethnography and ethnology in the German Enlightenment (Vermeulen, Han F., 1952- author.) Frost Library; GN308.3.G3 V37 2015

Gendai minzokugaku nyumon Frost Library; GN325 .G45 1996

The power of example : anthropological explorations in persuasion, evocation, and imitation Frost Library; GN33 .P68 2015

Understanding culture : an introduction to anthropological theory (Salzman, Philip Carl.) Frost Library; GN357 .S26 2001

Migration and disruptions : toward a unifying theory of ancient and contemporary migrations Frost Library; GN370 .M52 2015

Performing identities : celebrating indigeneity in the arts Frost Library; GN378 .P45 2015

Voice of indigenous peoples Archives and Special Collections; GN380 .V65 1994

Public anthropology in a borderless world Frost Library; GN398.5 .P83 2015

Veils, nudity, and tattoos : the new feminine aesthetics (Botz-Bornstein, Thorsten, author.) Frost Library; GN419.15 .B68 2015

Magic : a theory from the south (De Martino, Ernesto, 1908-1965, author.) Frost Library; GN475.3 .D4513 2015

Polygyny : what it means when African American Muslim women share their husbands (Majeed, Debra, author.) Frost Library; GN480.35 .M35 2015

Shikhandi and other tales they don't tell you (Pattanaik, Devdutt, author.) Frost Library; GR305 .P38 2014

Let's get the rhythm [videorecording] : the life and times of Miss Mary Mack Frost Library; GR481 .L47

Hunt the Devil : a demonology of US war culture (Ivie, Robert L.) Frost Library; GR525 .I85 2015

The Cambridge companion to fairy tales Frost Library; GR550 .C37 2015

The happiness illusion : how the media sold us a fairytale Frost Library; GR550 .H275 2015

Zombies (Rutherford, Jennifer.) Frost Library; GR581 .R87 2013

Cool shades : the history and meaning of sunglasses (Gill-Brown, Vanessa, 1970- author.) Frost Library; GT2370 .G55 2015

Shokubunka rekishi to minzoku no shunposhion Frost Library; GT2850 .S464 2010

Feasts and fasts : a history of food in India (Sen, Colleen Taylor, author.) Frost Library; GT2853.I4 S46 2015

Eating in the side room : food, archaeology, and African American identity (Warner, Mark S., author.) Frost Library; GT2853.U5 W37 2015

Empire of tea : the Asian leaf that conquered the world (Ellis, Markman, author.) Frost Library; GT2907.G7 E45 2015

Chado no shinrigaku, Anzai Jirō cho. (Anzai, Jirō, 1930- 安西二郎, 1930-) Frost Library; GT2910 .A5 1971

Kō sansai : kō to Nihonjin no monogatari (Hata, Masataka, 1954- 畑正高, 1954-) Frost Library; GT3032 .H38 2004

The history of American graffiti (Gastman, Roger.) Archives and Special Collections; GT3913.A2 G37 2010

Ceremonial entries in early modern Europe : the iconography of power Frost Library; GT4042 .C47 2015

1621 : a new look at Thanksgiving (Grace, Catherine O'Neill, 1950-) Archives and Special Collections; GT4975 .G72 2001 x

Event history modeling : a guide for social scientists (Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., 1965-) Frost Library; H61 .B6366 2004

Utopia as method : the imaginary reconstruction of society (Levitas, Ruth, 1949-) Frost Library; H61 .L4768 2013

Whistling Vivaldi : and other clues to how stereotypes affect us (Steele, Claude.) Frost Library; HM1096 .S736 2010

The media and public life : a history (Nerone, John C.) Frost Library; HM1206 .N47 2015

Routledge international handbook of diversity studies Frost Library; HM1271 .R698 2015

Civil resistance : comparative perspectives on nonviolent struggle Frost Library; HM1281 .C58 2015

Non-violence : a history beyond the myth (Losurdo, Domenico, author.) Frost Library; HM1281 .L6713 2015

The rise of the meritocracy (Young, Michael Dunlop, 1915-2002.) Frost Library; HM213 .Y6 1994

Critical theory and the challenge of praxis : beyond reification Frost Library; HM480 .C74 2015

A lexicon of social well-being (Bruni, Luigino, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; HM548 .B48 2015

Intersectionality : a foundations and frontiers reader Frost Library; HM571 .I56 2014

Sociologists' tales : contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice Frost Library; HM585 .S598 2015

Limits to culture : urban regeneration vs. dissident art (Miles, Malcolm, author.) Frost Library; HM621 .M554 2015

Der Faktor Zeit : Perspektiven kulturwissenschaftlicher Zeitforschung Frost Library; HM656 .F35 2015

Changing people's lives while transforming your own (Kottler, Jeffrey A.) Frost Library; HM671 .K67 2009

Social media and the good life : do they connect? (Herring, Mark Y., 1952-, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .H475 2015

A networked self : identity, community and culture on social network sites Frost Library; HM742 .N49 2011

New world colors : ethnicity, belonging, and difference in the Americas Archives and Special Collections; HM753 .N485 2014

Progressive community organizing : reflective practice in a globalizing world (Pyles, Loretta.) Frost Library; HM766 .P95 2014

Black transparency : the right to know in the age of mass surveillance Frost Library; HM851 .B533 2015

Thinking through digital media : transnational environments and locative places (Hudson, Dale M., 1965-) Frost Library; HM851 .H84 2015

Mumford Gutkind Bookchin : the emergence of eco-decentralism (Biehl, Janet, 1953-) Frost Library; HM861 .B53 2011

Social movements in times of austerity : bringing capitalism back into protest analysis (Della Porta, Donatella, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; HM881 .D45 2015

Disposable futures : the seduction of violence in the age of spectacle (Evans, Brad, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; HM886 .E93 2015

The hidden structure of violence : who benefits from global violence and war (Pilisuk, Marc, author.) Frost Library; HM886 .P57 2015

The happiness industry : how the government and big business sold us well-being (Davies, William, 1976- author.) Frost Library; HN25 .D35 2015

The post-Soviet Russian media : conflicting signals Frost Library; HN530.2.Z9 M36 2009

The fabulous future? : America and the world in 2040 Frost Library; HN60 .F33 2015

Tamashii ni fureru Ajia (Matsui, Yayori Matsui, Yayori) Frost Library; HN653.5 .M38 1986

Mobility, modernity and the slum : the real and virtual journeys of Slumdog millionaire (Tzanelli, Rodanthi, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; HN690.B6 T93 2015

Deviance and inequality in Japan : Japanese youth and foreign migrants (Yoder, Robert Stuart.) Frost Library; HN723.5 .Y63 2011

Between rhetoric and reality : the state and use of indigenous knowledge in post-colonial Africa Frost Library; HN773.5 .B47 2015

The ville : cops and kids in urban America (Donaldson, Greg, author.) Frost Library; HN80.B87 D66 2015

Weapons of democracy : propaganda, progressivism, and American public opinion (Auerbach, Jonathan, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HN90.P8 A94 2015

Class lives : stories from across our economic divide Frost Library; HN90.S6 C5646 2014

Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor (Formisano, Ronald P., 1939-, author.) Frost Library; HN90.S6 F67 2015

American dionysia : violence, tragedy, and democratic politics (Johnston, Steven.) Frost Library; HN90.V5 J65 2015

Just married : same-sex couples, monogamy, & the future of marriage (Macedo, Stephen, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1033 .M33 2015

Aging and the digital life course Frost Library; HQ1061 .A42724 2015

Age becomes us : bodies and gender in time (Marshall, Leni, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1061 .M348 2015

Death and dying in the working class, 1865-1920 (Rosenow, Michael K., author.) Frost Library; HQ1073.5.U6 R674 2015

Handbook of research on gender and economic life Frost Library; HQ1075 .H36 2013

Gender circuits : bodies and identities in a technological age (Shapiro, Eve, author.) Frost Library; HQ1075 .S527 2015

Gender in world history (Stearns, Peter N., author.) Frost Library; HQ1075 .S73 2015

Unfinished business : women men work family (Slaughter, Anne-Marie, author.) Frost Library; HQ1075.5.U6 S575 2015

Exploring masculinities : identity, inequality, continuity and change Frost Library; HQ1090 .E924 2016

Feminism, time, and nonlinear history (Browne, Victoria.) Frost Library; HQ1121 .B76 2014

Provocations : a transnational reader in the history of feminist thought Frost Library; HQ1121 .P76 2015

Medieval women (Jackson, Deirdre Elizabeth, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1143 .J33 2015

Feminisms and ruralities Frost Library; HQ1154 .F44345 2015

Woman's estate (Mitchell, Juliet, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1154 .M53 2015

Woman's consciousness, man's world (Rowbotham, Sheila, author.) Frost Library; HQ1154 .R768 2015

She's beautiful when she's angry Frost Library; HQ1154 .S524

Producing women : the Internet, traditional femininity, queerness, and creativity (White, Michele, author.) Frost Library; HQ1154 .W466 2015

The politics of third wave feminisms (Evans, Elizabeth, 1979-) Frost Library; HQ1155 .E925 2015

Letting go : feminist and social justice insight and activism Frost Library; HQ1155 .L47 2015

Men explain things to me (Solnit, Rebecca.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .S665 2014

Full frontal feminism : a young women's guide to why feminism matters (Valenti, Jessica.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .V35 2007

Riding the samoosa express : personal narratives of marriage and beyond Frost Library; HQ1170 .R543 2014

SlutWalk : feminism, activism and media (Mendes, Kaitlynn, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1180 .M46 2015

The changing nature of eco (Moore-Cherry, Niamh, author.) Frost Library; HQ1194 .M65 2015

Watersheds in Marxist ecofeminism (Odih, Pamela.) Frost Library; HQ1194 .O35 2014

Handbook of the sociology of sexualities Frost Library; HQ12 .H363 2015

Covered in ink : tattoos, women, and the politics of the body (Thompson, Beverly Yuen, author.) Frost Library; HQ1206 .T4676 2015

Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West (Jeffreys, Sheila.) Frost Library; HQ1219 .J44 2015

The force of beauty : transforming French ideas of femininity in the Third Republic (Grout, Holly, 1976-) Frost Library; HQ1220.F8 G76 2015

Gender expertise in public policy : towards a theory of policy success (Hoard, Season, author.) Frost Library; HQ1233 .H62 2015

Wonder women! [videorecording] : the untold story of American superheroines Frost Library; HQ1233 .W68