Anthropology and Sociology Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Data & Stats
  • 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.

Endangerment, biodiversity and culture Frost Library; GF21 .E55 2016

The anarchist roots of geography : toward spatial emancipation (Springer, Simon, author.) Frost Library; GF50 .S67 2016

An Asian frontier : American anthropology and Korea, 1882-1945 (Oppenheim, Robert, 1969-) Frost Library; GN17.3.U6 O77 2016

Hair : a human history (Stenn, Kurt S., author.) Frost Library; GN193 .S74 2016

Dividing the reservation : Alice C. Fletcher's Nez Perce allotment diaries and letters 1889-1892 (Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923, author.) Frost Library; GN21.F54 A3 2016

An ape's view of human evolution (Andrews, Peter, 1940-) Frost Library; GN281 .A54 2015

The strange case of the rickety cossack : and other cautionary tales from human evolution (Tattersall, Ian, author.) Frost Library; GN281 .T374 2015

Cosmos, gods and madmen : frameworks in the anthropologies of medicine Frost Library; GN296 .C685 2016

The anthropologist as writer : genres and contexts in the twenty-first century Frost Library; GN307.7 .A56 2016

Critical indigenous studies : engagements in first world locations Frost Library; GN316 .C759 2016

Exploring everyday life : strategies for ethnography and cultural analysis (Ehn, Billy, 1946-) Frost Library; GN345 .E43 2016

Ethnography and virtual worlds : a handbook of method Frost Library; GN345 .E745 2012

Race and photography : racial photography as scientific evidence, 1876-1980 (Morris-Reich, Amos, author.) Frost Library; GN347 .M67 2016

Global indigenous politics : a subtle revolution (Lightfoot, Sheryl R., author.) Frost Library; GN380 .L54 2016

The civilization of perpetual movement : nomads in the modern world (McDonell, Nick, 1984-, author.) Frost Library; GN387 .M39 2016

Material vernaculars : objects, images, and their social worlds Frost Library; GN406 .M373 2016

Religion : an anthropological perspective (Sidky, H., 1956-) Frost Library; GN470 .S53 2015

Gender diversity : crosscultural variations (Nanda, Serena, author.) Frost Library; GN479.65 .N35 2014

Making the mark : gender, identity, and genital cutting (Prazak, Miroslava, author.) Frost Library; GN484 .P73 2016

Kinship and human evolution : making culture, becoming human (Bergendorff, Steen, author.) Frost Library; GN487 .B46 2016

Critical kinship studies Frost Library; GN487 .C75 2016

Geschichte der biologischen Anthropologie in Deutschland (Hossfeld, Uwe.) Frost Library; GN50.45.G3 H67 2016

The heart of Helambu : ethnography and entanglement in Nepal (O'Neill, Tom, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; GN635.N35 O54 2016

A companion to the anthropology of the Middle East Frost Library; GN635.N42 C66 2015

Skin deep : [settler impressions of Aboriginal women] (Conor, Liz, 1966-) Frost Library; GN666 .S557 2016

The megalithic architectures of Europe Frost Library; GN803 .M473 2016

The Latin American story finder (Elswit, Sharon, author.) Frost Library; GR114 .E45 2015

Iranian folk narrative : a survey of scholarship (Radhayrapetian, Juliet, author.) Frost Library; GR290 .R33 2017

Nihon no yōkai Frost Library; GR340 .N568 1987

Mazā gūsu to Nihonjin (Washizu, Natsue, 1948- 鷲津名都江, 1948-) Frost Library; GR487 .W37 2001

Cinderella across cultures : new directions and interdisciplinary perspectives Frost Library; GR75.C4 C43 2016

Uprooted : on the trail of the Green Man (Lyon, Nina, author.) Frost Library; GR75.G64 L96 2016

Dentō ni miru danshi ōchō shōzoku no chakusōhō Frost Library; GT1560 .D46 2002

L'alimentazione nell'alto Medioevo (Alimentazione nell'alto Medioevo, pratiche, simboli, ideologie (Conference) (2015 : Spoleto, Italy)) Frost Library; GT2850 .A66365 2015

A companion to food in the ancient world Frost Library; GT2850 .C59 2015

The food and folklore reader Frost Library; GT2850 .F6624 2015

Urban foodways and communication Frost Library; GT2850 .U74 2016

Drinking in America : our secret history (Cheever, Susan.) Frost Library; GT2883.U6 C54 2015

Order! Order! : the rise and fall of political drinking (Wright, Ben (Journalist), author.) Frost Library; GT2884 .W75 2016

Fumo : Italy's love affair with the cigarette (Ipsen, Carl, author.) Frost Library; GT3021.I8 I67 2016

The stages of memory : reflections on memorial art, loss, and the spaces between (Young, James Edward, author.) Frost Library; GT3390 .Y68 2016

America's favorite holidays : candid histories (Forbes, Bruce David, author.) Frost Library; GT4803 .F67 2015

Stitches in time : the story of the clothes we wear (Adlington, L. J. (Lucy J.), 1970-, author.) Frost Library; GT511 .A35 2015

Undocumented migration in a global economy Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.666

Elections in America Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.667

Ideas and ideologies in twentieth century Latin America Frost Library; H53.L3 I34 1996

Qualitative inquiry & research design : choosing among five approaches (Creswell, John W.) Frost Library; H61 .C73 2013

Constructing grounded theory (Charmaz, Kathy, 1939-) Frost Library; H61.24 .C45 2014

Big data and social science : a practical guide to methods and tools Frost Library; H61.3 .B55 2017

The SAGE handbook of qualitative data analysis Frost Library; H62 .S25 2014

Being a scholar in the digital era : Transforming scholarly practice for the public good (Daniels, Jessie, author.) Frost Library; H62.5.U5 D27 2016

Intersectionality : an intellectual history (Hancock, Ange-Marie, author.) Frost Library; HM1091 .H357 2016

Invisible influence : the hidden forces that shape behavior (Berger, Jonah, author.) Frost Library; HM1176 .B47 2016

Contemporary sociological theory (Turner, Jonathan H.) Frost Library; HM435 .T97 2013

Grand Hotel Abyss : the lives of the Frankfurt School (Jeffries, Stuart, 1964-) Frost Library; HM467 .J44 2016

The first American school of sociology : W. E. B. Du Bois and the Atlanta Sociological Laboratory (Wright, Earl, II author.) Frost Library; HM577 .W75 2016

Cultural expression, creativity and innovation Frost Library; HM621 .C846 2010

Alles Kultur? : eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme (Thies, Christian, 1959- author.) Frost Library; HM621 .T534 2016

Social media abyss : critical internet cultures and the force of negation (Lovink, Geert, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .L698 2016

Social media archeology and poetics Frost Library; HM742 .S6281947 2016

Social media in the Arab world : communication and public opinion in the Gulf states Frost Library; HM742 .S628197 2016

The online self : externalism, friendship and games (Soraj Hongladarom, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .S67 2016

Do it anyway : the next generation of activists (Martin, Courtney E.) Frost Library; HM831 .M3917 2010

Peripheral visions in the globalizing present : space, mobility, aesthetics Frost Library; HM841 .P47 2016

Crossing fandoms : SuperWhoLock and the contemporary fan audience (Booth, Paul, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .B66 2016

Debates for the digital age : the good, the bad, and the ugly of our online world Frost Library; HM851 .D4325 2016

Wasting time on the Internet (Goldsmith, Kenneth, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .G653 2016

The intersectional Internet : race, sex, class and culture online Frost Library; HM851 .I5855 2016

Data love : the seduction and betrayal of digital technologies (Simanowski, Roberto, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .S554713 2016

Social media and social movements : the transformation of communication patterns Frost Library; HM851 .S644 2016

The topography of violence in the Greco-Roman world Frost Library; HN10.G7 T67 2016

Latin America : issues and considerations for the United States Frost Library; HN110.5.A8 L395 2016

Poder popular : construcción de ciudadanía y comunidad (Torres, José Luis (Torres Hernández), author.) Frost Library; HN113.5 .T67 2010

The spectacular favela : violence in modern Brazil (Robb Larkins, Erika, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; HN290.R5 R63 2015

Magic eyes : scenes from an Andean girlhood (Ewald, Wendy.) Archives and Special Collections; HN310.R37 E9 1992

Social movement studies in Europe : the state of the art Frost Library; HN373.5 .S6265 2016

Respectable : the experience of class (Hanley, Lynsey, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; HN400.S6 H36 2016

Late Stalinist Russia : society between reconstruction and reinvention Frost Library; HN523 .L37 2006

The new better off : reinventing the American dream (Martin, Courtney E., author.) Frost Library; HN59.2 .M377 2016

Welfare for the wealthy : parties, social spending, and inequality in the United States (Faricy, Christopher G., 1973-) Frost Library; HN65 .F373 2015

Conspiracies of the ruling class : how to break their grip forever (Lindsey, Lawrence, author.) Frost Library; HN90.E4 L56 2016

The wrong hands : popular weapons manuals and their historic challenges to a democratic society (Larabee, Ann, 1957-) Frost Library; HN90.R3 L37 2015

Nobody : casualties of America's war on the vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond (Hill, Marc Lamont, author.) Frost Library; HN90.S62 H55 2016

New advances in the study of civic voluntarism : resources, engagement, and recruitment Frost Library; HN90.V64 N478 2016

Picture bride stories (Kawakami, Barbara F., 1921-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1032 .K386 2016

Handbook on gender in world politics Frost Library; HQ1075 .H367 2016

Styling masculinity : gender, class, and inequality in the men's grooming industry (Barber, Kristen, author.) Frost Library; HQ1090.27 .B37 2016

Prostitutes and matrons in the Roman world (Strong, Anise K., 1977-, author.) Frost Library; HQ113 .S76 2016

Flâneuse : women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London (Elkin, Lauren, author.) Frost Library; HQ1150 .E45 2016

Women in transnational history : connecting the local and the global Frost Library; HQ1150 .W656 2016

Transforming feminist practice (Fernandes, Leela.) Frost Library; HQ1154 .F495 2003

Pimp state : sex, money and the future of equality (Banyard, Kat, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; HQ118 .B36 2016

Becoming undone : Darwinian reflections on life, politics, and art (Grosz, E. A. (Elizabeth A.)) Frost Library; HQ1190 .G756 2011

Volatile bodies : toward a corporeal feminism (Grosz, E. A. (Elizabeth A.)) Frost Library; HQ1190 .G76 1994

Transformation now! : toward a post-oppositional politics of change (Keating, AnaLouise, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1190 .K398 2013

Feminism is queer : the intimate connection between queer and feminist theory (Marinucci, Mimi, author.) Frost Library; HQ1190 .M355 2016

Just life : bioethics and the future of sexual difference (Rawlinson, Mary C.) Frost Library; HQ1190 .R39 2016

Ecofamilism : women, religion, and environmental protection in Taiwan (Ho, Wan-li, author.) Frost Library; HQ1194 .H62 2016

In a different voice : psychological theory and women's development (Gilligan, Carol, 1936-) Frost Library; HQ1206 .G58 1993

The Oxford handbook of the economics of prostitution Frost Library; HQ121 .O94 2016