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.
  • 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.

Making the most of the anthropocene : facing the future (Denny, Mark, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; GF21 .D46 2017

Surviving the 21st century : humanity's ten great challenges and how we can overcome them (Cribb, Julian, author.) Frost Library; GF47 .C75 2017

Against the anthropocene : visual culture and environment today (Demos, T. J.) Frost Library; GF50 .D46 2017

Japanese environmental philosophy Frost Library; GF80 .J36 2017

Anthropologists in the stock exchange : a financial history of Victorian science (Flandreau, Marc, author.) Frost Library; GN17.3.G7 F53 2016

Transformational journeys : an ethnologist's memoir (Bricker, Victoria Reifler, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; GN21.B66 T73 2017

Coming of age : the sexual awakening of Margaret Mead (Blum, Deborah, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; GN21.M36 B58 2017

Wellbeing machine : how health emerges from the assemblages of everyday life (McLeod, Kim, author.) Frost Library; GN296 .M34 2017

How lifeworlds work : emotionality, sociality, and the ambiguity of being (Jackson, Michael, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; GN33 .J32 2017

Initiating ethnographic research : a mixed methods approach (Schensul, Stephen L.) Frost Library; GN345 .S3624 2013

Indigeneity and the sacred Frost Library; GN380 .I345 2017

Indigenous studies and engaged anthropology : the collaborative moment Frost Library; GN380 .I537 2015

Us, relatives : scaling and plural life in a forager world (Bird-David, Nurit, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; GN388 .B57 2017

Territorios en resistencia : cartografía política de las periferias urbanas latinoamericanas (Zibechi, Raúl, 1952-) Frost Library; GN395 .Z53 2011

Using anthropology in the world : a guide to becoming an anthropologist practitioner (Nolan, Riall W., author.) Frost Library; GN41.8 .N65 2017

Uncertain times : anthropological approaches to labor in a neoliberal world Frost Library; GN450.8 .U52 2017

The returns of fetishism : Charles de Brosses and the afterlives of an idea (Morris, Rosalind C., author.) Frost Library; GN472 .M677 2017

Out of Eden : the surprising consequences of polygamy (Barash, David P., author.) Frost Library; GN480.33 .B37 2016

The twilight of cutting : African activism and life after NGOs (Hodžić, Saida, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; GN484 .H64 2017

Chiefdoms : yesterday and today Frost Library; GN492.55 .C47 2017

Archaeologies of gender and violence Frost Library; GN495.2 .A78 2017

Persistent peoples : cultural enclaves in perspective Frost Library; GN495.4 .P45 2017

The fateful triangle : race, ethnicity, nation (Hall, Stuart, 1932-2014, author.) Frost Library; GN495.6 .H34 2017

Against the grain : a deep history of the earliest states (Scott, James C.) Frost Library; GN799.A4 S285 2017

Myths about rock art (Bednarik, Robert G., author.) Frost Library; GN799.P4 B428 2016

The White Lady and Atlantis Ophir and Great Zimbabwe : investigation of an archaeological myth (Le Quellec, Jean-Loïc, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; GN861 .L4213 2016

Momen izen no koto (Yanagita, Kunio, 1875-1962. 柳田國男, 1875-1962.) Frost Library; GR340 .Y3613 1939

Michinoku densetsushū (Yamada, Norio, 1922- 山田野理夫, 1922-) Frost Library; GR341.T56 Y34

Zombie theory : a reader Frost Library; GR581 .Z64 2017

Kamala : feminist folktales from around the world Frost Library; GR74 .K36 2016

Sea girl : feminist folktales from around the world Frost Library; GR74 .S476 2017

Tatterhood : feminist folktales from around the world Frost Library; GR74 .T37 2016

Imaginary cities : a tour of dream cities, nightmare cities, and everywhere in between (Anderson, Darran, author.) Frost Library; GR940 .A544 2017

The great Han : race, nationalism, and tradition in China today (Carrico, Kevin, author.) Frost Library; GT1555 .C37 2017

So pretty (Mai, Jane, author, illustrator.) Frost Library; GT1560 .M35 2017

Around the Tuscan table : food, family, and gender in twentieth century Florence (Counihan, Carole, 1948-) Frost Library; GT2850 .C683 2004

The sociology of food : eating and the place of food in society (Poulain, Jean-Pierre, author.) Frost Library; GT2850 .P6813 2017

Jikifu (Ogata, Shin'ichirō, 1969- author. 緖方慎一郎, 1969- author.) Frost Library; GT2853.J3 O35 2016

Discriminating taste : how class anxiety created the American food revolution (Finn, S. Margot, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; GT2853.U5 F565 2017

Dinner with Darwin : food, drink, and evolution (Silvertown, Jonathan W., author.) Frost Library; GT2855 .S58 2017

Law and mourning Frost Library; GT3390 .L38 2017

Cornyation : San Antonio's outrageous fiesta tradition (Stone, Amy L., author.) Frost Library; GT4811.S25 S76 2017

On retaliation : toward an interdisciplinary understanding of a basic human condition Frost Library; GT6710 .O6 2017

Dandy lion : the black dandy and street style (Lewis, Shantrelle P., 1978- author.) Frost Library; GT6720 .L49 2017

Regulatory intermediaries in the age of governance Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.670

Understanding student debt Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.671

The new rural-urban interface Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.672

Evidence (Becker, Howard Saul, 1928-, author.) Frost Library; H61 .B433 2017

Social theory now Frost Library; H61 .S77524 2017

Return to meaning : a social science with something to say (Alvesson, Mats, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; H62 .A5165 2017

Digital research confidential : the secrets of studying behavior online Frost Library; H62 .D545 2015

Collective remembering : memory in the world and in the mind (Isurin, Ludmila, author.) Frost Library; HM1033 .I848 2017

Body, self, other : the phenomenology of social encounters Frost Library; HM1106 .B635 2017

Popular : the power of likability in a status-obsessed world (Prinstein, Mitchell J., 1970-, author.) Frost Library; HM1111 .P75 2017

Awkward : the science of why we're socially awkward and why that's awesome (Tashiro, Ty, author.) Frost Library; HM1111 .T37 2017

Blood, sweat, and fear : violence at work in the North American auto industry, 1960-80 (Milloy, Jeremy, 1979- author.) Frost Library; HM1116 .M55 2017

Emptiness and fullness : ethnographies of lack and desire in contemporary China Frost Library; HM1131 .E47 2017

American niceness : a cultural history (Bramen, Carrie Tirado, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HM1161 .B73 2017

Sociological theory beyond the canon (Alatas, Farid, Syed author.) Frost Library; HM435 .A43 2017

Norbert Elias and social theory Frost Library; HM435 .N67 2013

Critical theory : a very short introduction (Bronner, Stephen Eric, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; HM480 .B76 2017

The sociologist's eye : reflections on social life (Erikson, Kai, 1931-, author.) Frost Library; HM585 .E755 2017

Mix it up : popular culture, mass media, and society (Grazian, David, author.) Frost Library; HM621 .G73 2017

Cultural intermediaries : audience participation in media organisations (Hutchinson, Jonathon, author.) Frost Library; HM621 .H87 2017

Fandom : identities and communities in a mediated world Frost Library; HM646 .F36 2017

NGOs and social justice in South Africa and beyond Frost Library; HM671 .N455 2017

Living Together, Living Apart? : Social Cohesion in a Future South Africa Frost Library; HM683 .L58 2017

Scripturalectics : the management of meaning (Wimbush, Vincent L., author.) Frost Library; HM706 .W557 2017

A moral theory of solidarity (Kolers, Avery.) Frost Library; HM717 .K65 2016

Tweeting to freedom : an encyclopedia of citizen protests and uprisings around the world (Willis, Jim, 1946 March 19- author.) Frost Library; HM741 .W55 2017

Social media freaks : digital identity in the network society (Kidd, Dustin, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .K53 2017

Communicating your research with social media (Mollett, Amy, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .M65 2017

Online activism in the Middle East (Nordenson, Jon, author.) Frost Library; HM742 .N67 2017

We are data : algorithms and the making of our digital selves (Cheney-Lippold, John, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .C4446 2017

Haunting hands : mobile media practices and loss (Cumiskey, Kathleen M., 1970-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .C866 2017

Blog theory : feedback and capture in the circuits of drive (Dean, Jodi, 1962-) Frost Library; HM851 .D43 2010

Technically together : reconstructing community in a networked world (Dotson, Taylor, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .D66 2017

Adaptation online : creating memes, sweding movies, and other digital performances (Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .G725 2017

Kill all normies : the online culture wars from Tumblr and 4chan to the alt-right and Trump (Nagle, Angela, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .N36 2017

The secret life : three true stories of the digital age (O'Hagan, Andrew, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .O395 2017

Digital resistance in the Middle East : new media activism in everyday life (Wheeler, Deborah L., 1965-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .W453 2017

Revolutionary waves : the crowd in modern China (Xiao, Tie, author.) Frost Library; HM871 .X53 2017

Specters of revolt : on the intellect of insurrection and philosophy from below (Gilman-OpalsKy, Richard, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; HM876 .G54 2016

The Oxford handbook of social movements Frost Library; HM881 .O94 2015

Protest, social movements, and global democracy since 2011 : new perspectives Frost Library; HM881 .P768 2016

What democracy looks like : the rhetoric of social movements and counterpublics Frost Library; HM881 .W47 2017

The end of protest : a new playbook for revolution (White, Micah, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; HM881 .W48 2016

Space invaders : radical geographies of protest (Routledge, Paul, author.) Frost Library; HM883 .R68 2017

Patterns of the future : understanding the next wave of global change (Wilenius, Markku, author.) Frost Library; HM901 .W549 2017

The class struggle in Latin America : making history today (Petras, James F., 1937-, author.) Frost Library; HN110.5.Z9 S64723 2018

Protest : analysing current trends Frost Library; HN18.3 .P76 2015

European social problems Frost Library; HN373.5 .E976 2017

Shame : a genealogy of queer practices in the nineteenth century (Popa, Bogdan G., author.) Frost Library; HN380.M26 P64 2017

The populist radical right : a reader Frost Library; HN380.Z9 R3575 2017

A social history of England, 1500-1750 Frost Library; HN398.E5 S6274 2017

"Misfits" in fin-de-siècle France and Italy : anatomies of difference (Ashley, Susan A., 1943-, author.) Frost Library; HN425 .A87 2017

Leader communities : the consecration of elites in Djursholm (Holmqvist, Mikael, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; HN580.D58 H6513 2017

The unfinished social entrepreneur (Lewis, Jonathan C., author.) Frost Library; HN65 .L49 2017

Subaltern movements in India : gendered geographies of struggle against neoliberal development (Desai, Manisha, author.) Frost Library; HN683.5 .D3664 2016

The broken ladder : the paradox and potential of India's one-billion (Krishna, Anirudh, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; HN683.5 .K757 2017