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

The anthropology of climate change : an integrated critical perspective (Baer, Hans A., 1944-, author.) Frost Library; GF71 .B34 2018

Indigenous visions : rediscovering the world of Franz Boas Frost Library; GN21.B56 I53 2018

The lost black scholar : resurrecting Allison Davis in American social thought (Varel, David A., author.) Frost Library; GN21.D37 V37 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

An anthropology of biomedicine (Lock, Margaret M., author.) Frost Library; GN296 .L63 2018

Cooking data : culture and politics in an African research world (Biruk, Crystal, author.) Frost Library; GN296.5.M42 B57 2018

The composition of anthropology : how anthropological texts are written Frost Library; GN307.7 .C663 2018

Savage kin : indigenous informants and American anthropologists (Bruchac, Margaret M., author.) Frost Library; GN33.6 .B78 2018

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

Love in the time of ethnography : essays on connection as a focus and basis for research Frost Library; GN345 .L68 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

Abundance : the archaeology of plenitude Frost Library; GN448 .A28 2017

The end of patriarchy : radical feminism for men (Jensen, Robert, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; GN479.6 .J46 2017

The art of life and death : radical aesthetics and ethnographic practice (Irving, Andrew, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; GN485.5 .I78 2017

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

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

Harvests, feasts, and graves : postcultural consciousness in contemporary Papua New Guinea (Schram, Ryan, author.) Frost Library; GN671.N5 S36 2018

Creativity in the Bronze Age (Jørgensen, Lise Bender, author.) Frost Library; GN778.2.A1 J67 2018

Convergent evolution in stone-tool technology Frost Library; GN799.T6 C56 2018

De oro y esmeraldas : mitos, leyendas y cuentos populares de Latinoamérica (Delacre, Lulu.) Frost Library; GR114 .D45 1998

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

Dress like a woman : working women and what they wore Frost Library; GT1720 .D74 2018

Hippie food : how back-to-the-landers, longhairs, and revolutionaries changed the way we eat (Kauffman, Jonathan, author.) Frost Library; GT2853.U5 K38 2018

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

Clothing the past : surviving garments from early medieval to early modern Western Europe (Coatsworth, Elizabeth, author.) Frost Library; GT509 .C56 2018

Fabulous : the rise of the beautiful eccentric (Moore, Madison, author.) Frost Library; GT525 .M66 2018

Fisherman's blues : a West African community at sea (Badkhen, Anna, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; GT5904.5.S38 B33 2018

Developing the basis for secure and accessible data for high impact program management, policy devel Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.675

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

The general theory of social relativity (Drucker, Johanna, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; H61.15 .D78 2018

Doing a literature review : releasing the research imagination (Hart, Chris, author.) Frost Library; H62 .H2567 2018

Comparison : a methodological introduction for the social sciences (Morlino, Leonardo, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; H62 .M65 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

In defense of troublemakers : the power of dissent in life and business (Nemeth, Charlan, author.) Frost Library; HM1033 .N46 2018

The Oxford handbook of social psychology and social justice Frost Library; HM1033 .O94 2018

The power of context : how to manage our bias and improve our understanding of others (Stalder, Daniel R., 1967-, author.) Frost Library; HM1076 .S73 2018

Machiavellianism : the psychology of manipulation (Bereczkei, Tamás, author.) Frost Library; HM1106 .B457 2018

Conflict resolution in Asia : mediation and other cultural models Frost Library; HM1126 .C6545 2018

The labor of care : Filipina migrants and transnational families in the digital age (Francisco-Menchavez, Valerie, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; HM1271 .F725 2018

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

Reading sociology : Canadian perspectives Frost Library; HM586 .R43 2018

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

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

Expose, oppose, propose : alternative policy groups and the struggle for global justice (Carroll, William K., author.) Frost Library; HM671 .C385 2016

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

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

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

Mobile and ubiquitous media : critical and international perspectives Frost Library; HM851 .M626 2018

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

Cultures of defiance and resistance : social movements in 21st-century America (McNall, Scott G., author.) Frost Library; HM881 .M436 2018

Tackling wicked problems in complex ecologies : the role of evaluation Frost Library; HN18.3 .T33 2018

Domesticating democracy : the politics of conflict resolution in Bolivia (Ellison, Susan (Susan Helen) author.) Frost Library; HN280.E38 E45 2018

Resisting war : how communities protect themselves (Kaplan, Oliver Ross, author.) Frost Library; HN303.5 .K37 2017

Social movements and referendums from below : direct democracy in the neoliberal crisis (Della Porta, Donatella, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; HN373.5 .D45 2017

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

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

History teaches us to resist : how progressive movements have succeeded in challenging times (Berry, Mary Frances, author.) Frost Library; HN57 .B465 2018

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

Give and take : poverty and the status order in early modern Japan (Ehlers, Maren Annika, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; HN723 .E35 2018

Soup, love, and a helping hand : social relations and support in Guangzhou, China (Fleischer, Friederike, author.) Frost Library; HN740.G837 F54 2018

A century of change in a Chinese village : the crisis of the countryside (Lin, Juren, author.) Frost Library; HN740.Z9 C6217 2018

Contesting cyberspace in China : online expression and authoritarian resilience (Han, Rongbin, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; HN740.Z9 I567434 2018

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

Media, geopolitics, and power : a view from the Global South (Wasserman, Herman, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; HN801.Z9 M39 2018

Truth decay (Kavanagh, Jennifer, author.) Frost Library; HN90.M6 K38 2018

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

Beautiful rising : creative resistance from the global South Frost Library; HN980 .B438 2017

As the world ages : rethinking a demographic crisis (Sivaramakrishnan, Kavita, author.) Frost Library; HN980 .S567 2018

From tolerance to equality : how elites brought America to same-sex marriage (Paul, Darel E., author.) Frost Library; HQ1034.U5 P38 2018

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

Toilet training [videorecording] : law & order (in the bathroom) Frost Library; HQ1075 .T65

Ezili's mirrors : imagining Black queer genders (Tinsley, Omise'eke Natasha, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1075.5.H2 T567 2018

Discriminating sex : white leisure and the making of the American "Oriental" (Sueyoshi, Amy Haruko, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1075.5.U6 S84 2018

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

Bad girls from history : wicked or misunderstood? (Gordon, Dee, author.) Frost Library; HQ1121 .G67 2017

The feminist revolution : the struggle for women's liberation (Morris, Bonnie J., 1961-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1121 .M867 2018

The merits of women : wherein is revealed their nobility and their superiority to men (Fonte, Moderata, 1555-1592, author.) Frost Library; HQ1148 .F6513 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

Firebrand feminism (Fahs, Breanne, author.) Frost Library; HQ1155 .F34 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

Grandmothers counsel the world : women elders offer their vision for our planet (Schaefer, Carol, 1946-) Archives and Special Collections; HQ1161 .S32 2006

Sex tourism : marginal people and liminalities (Ryan, Chris, 1945-) Frost Library; HQ117 .R9 2001

Governance feminism : an introduction (Halley, Janet E., 1952-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236 .H274 2018

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

Misogynation : the true scale of sexism (Bates, Laura, active 2014, author.) Frost Library; HQ1237 .B383 2018

Women's empowerment for sustainability in Africa Frost Library; HQ1240.5.A35 W66 2018

We wanted a revolution : black radical women, 1965-85, new perspectives Frost Library; HQ1421 .W4 2018