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

Choreographies of landscape : signs of performance in Yosemite National Park (Ness, Sally Ann, author.) Frost Library; GF504.C2 N47 2016

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

Skin bleaching in Black Atlantic zones : shade shifters (Tate, Shirley Anne, author.) Frost Library; GN197 .T37 2016

Biomapping indigenous peoples : towards an understanding of the issues Archives and Special Collections; GN289 .B56 2012

Critical ethnic studies : a reader Frost Library; GN316 .C758 2016

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

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

The gender, culture, and power reader (Hodgson, Dorothy Louise, author.) Frost Library; GN479.7 .H64 2016

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

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

From Dog bridegroom to Wolf girl (Murai, Mayako, author.) Frost Library; GR340 .M87 2015

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

Fasshon to fūzoku no 70-nen Frost Library; GT1560 .F372 1975 x

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

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

Death rituals, social order and the archaeology of immortality in the ancient world Frost Library; GT3170 .D43 2016

The mountain : a political history from the Enlightenment to the present (Debarbieux, Bernard, author.) Frost Library; GT3490 .D4313 2015

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

Fashioning memory : vintage style and youth culture (Jenss, Heike, author.) Frost Library; GT596 .J46 2015

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

The great experiment : realigning criminal justice in California and beyond Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.664

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 SAGE handbook of grounded theory Frost Library; H61.24 .S24 2007

The Cambridge introduction to performance theory (Shepherd, Simon, author.) Frost Library; HM1111 .S485 2016

Domination and the arts of resistance : hidden transcripts (Scott, James C.) Frost Library; HM278 .S37 1990

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

The closing of the net (Horten, Monica, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .H687 2016

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

Here comes everybody : the power of organizing without organizations (Shirky, Clay.) Frost Library; HM851 .S5465 2008

Taking the square : mediated dissent and occupations of public space Frost Library; HM883 .T35 2016

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

Sites of protest Frost Library; HN17.5 .S568 2016

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

Post-Ottoman coexistence : sharing space in the shadow of conflict Frost Library; HN656.5.A8 P67 2016

Violence and the city in the modern Middle East Frost Library; HN656.Z9 V589 2016

Routledge handbook of contemporary India (Jacobsen, Knut A., 1956-) Frost Library; HN683.5 .J33 2016

The Trishanku nation : memory, self, and society in contemporary India (Kumar, Deepak, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; HN683.5 .K743 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

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

Liberation and development : Black consciousness community programs in South Africa (Hadfield, Leslie Anne, author.) Frost Library; HN801.Z9 C6374 2016

White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America (Isenberg, Nancy, author.) Frost Library; HN90.S6 I84 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

Legalizing LGBT families : how the law shapes parenthood (Baumle, Amanda K., author.) Frost Library; HQ1034.U5 B38 2015

Gender through the prism of difference Frost Library; HQ1075 .G4666 2016

The biopolitics of gender (Repo, Jemima.) Frost Library; HQ1075 .R46 2016

Masculinities under neoliberalism Frost Library; HQ1090 .M37959 2016

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

Changing India : a Muslim woman speaks (Hussain, Iqbalunnisa.) Frost Library; HQ1170 .H87 2015

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

Women and power in postconflict Africa (Tripp, Aili Mari, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.A35 T75 2015

The female voice of Myanmar : Khin Myo Chit to Aung San Suu Kyi (Sengupta, Nilanjana, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.B93 S46 2015

Righteous transgressions : women's activism on the Israeli and Palestinian religious right (Ben Shitrit, Lihi, 1981-) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.I75 B46 2016

Challenge and change : right-wing women, grassroots activism, and the baby boom generation (Benowitz, June Melby, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 B47 2015

Broad influence : how women are changing the way America works (Newton-Small, Jay, author.) Frost Library; HQ1236.5.U6 N47 2016

On gender, labor, and inequality (Milkman, Ruth, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1237.5.U6 M55 2016

Dilemmas of difference : indigenous women and the limits of postcolonial development policy (Radcliffe, Sarah A., author.) Frost Library; HQ1240.5.E2 R34 2015

Scandalous economics : gender and the politics of financial crises Frost Library; HQ1381 .S23 2016

The mulatta concubine : terror, intimacy, freedom, and desire in the Black transatlantic (Winters, Lisa Ze.) Frost Library; HQ1410 .W56 2016

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

Trafficked children and youth in the United States : reimagining survivors (Goździak, Elżbieta M., 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HQ144 .G779 2016

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

Japanese prostitutes in the North American West, 1887-1920 (Oharazeki, Kazuhiro, author.) Frost Library; HQ145.A17 O335 2016

Women of the 1960s : more than mini skirts, pills and pop music (Hardy, Sheila M., author.) Frost Library; HQ1593 .H37 2015

Feminist interpretations of Mary Astell Frost Library; HQ1595.A7 F46 2016

State of the urban poor report 2015 : gender and urban poverty Frost Library; HQ1742 .S73 2016

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

Gender in modern East Asia : an integrated history (Molony, Barbara, author.) Frost Library; HQ1760.5 .M65 2016

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

Athenian prostitution : the business of sex (Cohen, Edward E.) Frost Library; HQ18.G8 C64 2015

Sexuality and the unnatural in colonial Latin America Frost Library; HQ18.L29 S497 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

Gender and class in English asylums, 1890-1914 (Hide, Louise.) Frost Library; HV245 .H47 2014

Philanthropy, civil society, and the state in German history, 1815-1989 (Adam, Thomas, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; HV275 .A274 2016

The moral mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London (Gibson-Brydon, Thomas R. C., 1976-2009, author.) Frost Library; HV4086.L66 G52 2016

Slumming India : a chronicle of slums and their saviours (Verma, Gita Dewan.) Frost Library; HV4139 .V47 2002

Ending homelessness : why we haven't, how we can Frost Library; HV4493 .E535 2016