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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Elegant etiquette in the nineteenth century (James, Mallory, author.) Frost Library; BJ1821 .J36 2017

Understanding human ecology : a systems approach to sustainability (Dyball, Rob.) Frost Library; GF75 .D93 2015

Land & animal & nonanimal Frost Library; GF75 .L36 2015

Veer ecology : a companion for environmental thinking Frost Library; GF75 .V45 2017

Truth's fool : Derek Freeman and the war over cultural anthropology (Hempenstall, Peter J., author.) Frost Library; GN21.F67 H46 2017

Sensing the world : an anthropology of the senses (Le Breton, David, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; GN274 .L4313 2017

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

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

How to think like an anthropologist (Engelke, Matthew Eric, author.) Frost Library; GN31.2 .E54 2018

Black feminist anthropology : theory, politics, praxis, and poetics Frost Library; GN33.8 .B53 2001

Love in the time of ethnography : essays on connection as a focus and basis for research Frost Library; GN345 .L68 2018

A practice of anthropology : the thought and influence of Marshall Sahlins Frost Library; GN345 .P73 2016

Comparison : theories, approaches, uses Frost Library; GN345.7 .C66 2013

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

Legacies, logics, logistics : essays in the anthropology of the platform economy (Guyer, Jane I., author.) Frost Library; GN448.2 .G89 2016

The elementary forms of religious life (Durkheim, Émile, 1858-1917.) Frost Library; GN470 .D813 2008

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

Gendered anthropology Frost Library; GN479.65 .G49 1993

The politics of custom : chiefship, capital, and the state in contemporary Africa Frost Library; GN492.55 .P65 2018

On kings (Graeber, David, author.) Frost Library; GN492.7 .G73 2017

Engaged anthropology : politics beyond the text (Kirsch, Stuart, author.) Frost Library; GN671.N5 K58 2018

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

The Filipino primitive : accumulation and resistance in the American museum (See, Sarita Echavez, author.) Frost Library; GN671.P5 S44 2017

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

Pattern in the material folk culture of the Eastern United States (Glassie, Henry, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; GR105 .G56 1971

Yoruba trickster tales (Owomoyela, Oyekan, author.) Frost Library; GR351.32.Y56 O86 1997

The ghost of Ananse (Brenya, Kofi.) Frost Library; GR351.6 .B7 1991

Imagining the supernatural north Frost Library; GR500 .I63 2016

Indigenous creatures, native knowledges, and the arts : animal studies in modern worlds Frost Library; GR705 .I63 2017

Ancient ink : the archaeology of tattooing Frost Library; GT2345 .A64 2017

Tattoo culture : theory and contemporary contexts (Barron, Lee, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; GT2345 .B43 2017

Dying to eat : cross-cultural perspectives on food, death, and the afterlife Frost Library; GT2850 .D95 2018

Food across borders Frost Library; GT2853.N7 F66 2017

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

The book of resting places : a personal history of where we lay the dead (Mira y Lopez, Thomas, author.) Frost Library; GT3150 .M57 2017

Engaging with the dead Frost Library; GT3170 .E64 2017

Songs for dead parents : corpse, text, and world in southwest China (Mueggler, Erik, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; GT3283.A3 S659 2017

Event bidding : politics, persuasion and resistance (McGillivray, David, author.) Frost Library; GT3405 .M38 2018

Unveiling the muse : the lost history of gay carnival in New Orleans (Smith, Howard Philips, author.) Frost Library; GT4211.N4 S65 2017

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

The state of unequal educational opportunity : the Coleman Report 50 years later Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.674

Toward a pragmatist sociology : John Dewey and the legacy of C. Wright Mills (Dunn, Robert G., author.) Frost Library; H61 .D88196 2018

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

Going public : a guide for social scientists (Stein, Arlene, author.) Frost Library; H61.8 .S84 2017

Diary methods (Hyers, Lauri L., author.) Frost Library; H62 .H895 2018

The landscape of qualitative research Frost Library; H62 .L274 2013

Salsa dancing into the social sciences : research in an age of info-glut (Luker, Kristin.) Frost Library; H62 .L7995 2008

Comparison : a methodological introduction for the social sciences (Morlino, Leonardo, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; H62 .M65 2018

The policy state : an American predicament (Orren, Karen, author.) Frost Library; H97 .O77 2017

American nightmares : social problems in an anxious world (Best, Joel, author.) Frost Library; HM1027.U6 B47 2018

The politics of social psychology Frost Library; HM1033 .P654 2018

Subjects barbarian, monstrous, and wild : encounters in the arts and contemporary politics Frost Library; HM1093 .S83 2018

Skin in the game : hidden asymmetries in daily life (Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; HM1101 .T35 2018

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

The experience and expression of uncertainty in close relationships (Theiss, Jennifer, author.) Frost Library; HM1106 .T4394 2018

The social psychology of good and evil Frost Library; HM1116 .S63 2016

The Wiley handbook of violence and aggression Frost Library; HM1116 .W479 2017

The psychology of oppression (David, E. J. R. (Eric John Ramos) author.) Frost Library; HM1136 .D38 2018

Online incivility and public debate : nasty talk (Chen, Gina Masullo, author.) Frost Library; HM1169 .C44 2017

The Oxford handbook of social and political trust Frost Library; HM1204 .O94 2018

Understanding public opinion polls (Bethlehem, Jelke G., author.) Frost Library; HM1236 .B48 2018

Introducing intersectionality (Romero, Mary, author.) Frost Library; HM488.5 .R65 2018

Science and sociology : predictive power is the name of the game (Ekland-Olson, Sheldon, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; HM511 .E44 2018

Expulsions : brutality and complexity in the global economy (Sassen, Saskia.) Frost Library; HM548 .S275 2014

Social economics : current and emerging avenues Frost Library; HM548 .S59 2017

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

Getting a life : the social worlds of geek culture (Woo, Benjamin, author.) Frost Library; HM646 .W66 2018

Cyberpunk and visual culture Frost Library; HM647 .C93 2018

Sensing decolonial aesthetics in Latin American arts (Ramos, Juan G., author.) Frost Library; HM647 .R36 2018

Why social justice matters (Barry, Brian, 1936-2009.) Frost Library; HM671 .B377 2005

The square and the tower : networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook (Ferguson, Niall, author.) Frost Library; HM741 .F424 2018

Videocracy (Allocca, Kevin, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .A46 2018

Social networks in China (Che, Xianhui, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .C4 2018

The Sage handbook of social media Frost Library; HM742 .S34 2018

The utopia of rules : on technology, stupidity, and the secret joys of bureaucracy (Graeber, David, author.) Frost Library; HM806 .G73 2015

The cracked mirror : an Indian debate on experience and theory (Guru, Gopal, author.) Frost Library; HM821 .G87 2017

Unequal foundations : inequality, morality, and emotions across cultures (Hitlin, Steven, author.) Frost Library; HM821 .H58 2018

Why does inequality matter? (Scanlon, Thomas, author.) Frost Library; HM821 .S38 2018

How to fix the future (Keen, Andrew, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .K4437 2018

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

Strange contagion (Kravetz, Lee Daniel, author.) Frost Library; HM866 .K733 2017

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

Protest politics today (Gupta, Devashree, author.) Frost Library; HM883 .G86 2017

Urban rage : the revolt of the excluded (Dikec, Mustafa, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; HN18.3 .D55 2017

Liberal Christianity and women's global activism : the YWCA of the USA and the Maryknoll Sisters (Izzo, Amanda L., 1977- author.) Frost Library; HN37.C3 I99 2018

Nationalist violence in postwar Europe (Calle Robles, Luis de la, author.) Frost Library; HN380.Z9 V5265 2015

The rage : the vicious circle of Islamist and far-right extremism (Ebner, Julia, author.) Frost Library; HN49.R33 E23 2017

Europe's fault lines : racism and the rise of the right (Fekete, Liz, author.) Frost Library; HN49.R33 F46 2018

Healing from hate : how young men get into--and out of--violent extremism (Kimmel, Michael S., author.) Frost Library; HN49.R33 K56 2018

Happier? : the history of a cultural movement that aspired to transform America (Horowitz, Daniel, 1938-, author.) Frost Library; HN57 .H59 2018

The left behind : decline and rage in rural America (Wuthnow, Robert, author.) Frost Library; HN59.2 .W867 2018

Contested spaces in contemporary Turkey : environmental, urban and secular politics Frost Library; HN656.5.A8 C67 2018

A social revolution : politics and the welfare state in Iran (Harris, Kevan, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; HN670.2.A8 H37 2017

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

Kodai Tōgoku shakai to kōtsū (Sasaki, Ken'ichi, 1947- 佐々木虔一, 1947-) Frost Library; HN730.K356 S27 1995

Becoming China : the story behind the state (Gescher, Jeanne-Marie, author.) Frost Library; HN733.5 .G47 2017

A turbulent South Africa : post-apartheid social protest (Tournadre, Jérôme, author.) Frost Library; HN801.A8 T6813 2018

Africana social stratification : an interdisciplinary study of economics, policy, and labor Frost Library; HN90.S6 A33 2018

Media and class : TV, film, and digital culture Frost Library; HN90.S6 M38 2017

Being both : embracing two religions in one interfaith family (Miller, Susan Katz.) Frost Library; HQ1031 .M55 2013