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.

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

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

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

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

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

Mapping feminist anthropology in the twenty-first century Frost Library; GN33.8 .M36 2016

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

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

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

Twins talk : what twins tell us about person, self, and society (Davis, Dona Lee, 1948-) Frost Library; GN63.6 .D38 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lovecidal : walking with the disappeared (Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha), 1952-, author.) Frost Library; HM554 .T75 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

Social media for academics (Carrigan, Mark (Mark Alexander) author.) Frost Library; HM742 .C37 2016

Social media and everyday politics (Highfield, Tim, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .H53 2016

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

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

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

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

Information politics, protests, and human rights in the digital age Frost Library; HM851 .I53174 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JewAsian : race, religion, and identity for America's newest Jews (Kim, Helen Kiyong, author.) Frost Library; HQ1031 .K5255 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Face value : the hidden ways that beauty shapes women's lives (Whitefield-Madrano, Autumn, author.) Frost Library; HQ1219 .W45 2016

Handbook on gender and war Frost Library; HQ1233 .H328 2016

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

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

The global Hillary : women's political leadership in cultural contexts Frost Library; HQ1391.U5 G56 2016

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

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

Domestic minor sex trafficking (Mapp, Susan C., author.) Frost Library; HQ144 .M37 2016

Gringo Gulch : sex, tourism, and social mobility in Costa Rica (Rivers-Moore, Megan, author.) Frost Library; HQ154.S26 R58 2016

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

No place for grief : martyrs, prisoners, and mourning in contemporary Palestine (Buch Segal, Lotte, author.) Frost Library; HQ1728.5 .B83 2016

Muslim women of the Fergana Valley : a 19th-century ethnography from Central Asia (Nalivkin, V. P. (Vladimir Petrovich), 1852-1918, author.) Frost Library; HQ1735.27 .N3513 2016

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

Japanese feminist debates : a century of contention on sex, love, and labor (Kano, Ayako, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1762 .K3583 2016

New feminism in china : young middle-class Chinese women in Shanghai (Zheng, Jiaran, author.) Frost Library; HQ1770.S47 Z44 2016

Women's movements in post-"Arab Spring" North Africa Frost Library; HQ1790.5 .W66 2016

Resistance, revolt, and gender justice in Egypt (Tadros, Mariz, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1793 .T327 2016

The voyeur's motel (Talese, Gay, author.) Frost Library; HQ18.U5 T35 2016

Modern manhood and the Boy Scouts of America : citizenship, race, and the environment, 1910-1930 (Jordan, Benjamin René, author.) Frost Library; HS3313 .J67 2016

The economics of race in the United States (O'Flaherty, Brendan.) Frost Library; HT1521 .O33 2015

Abbé Sicard's deaf education : empowering the mute, 1785-1820 (Kennedy, Emmet.) Frost Library; HV2426.S56 K46 2015

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

Emmanuel's dream : the true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah (Thompson, Laurie Ann.) Frost Library; HV3013.Y43 T56 2015

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

Homelessness in New York City : policymaking from Koch to de Blasio (Main, Thomas James, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; HV4506.N6 M35 2016

The animals reader : the essential classic and contemporary writings Frost Library; HV4703 .A65 2007

Rethinking drinking and sport : new approaches to sport and alcohol (Palmer, Catherine (Sociologist)) Frost Library; HV5020 .P355 2015

The politics of humanity : the reality of relief aid (Holmes, John, 1951-) Frost Library; HV553 .H665 2013

Resilience by design (Lee, Alexandra Jayeun, author.) Frost Library; HV553 .L44 2016