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.

Ethics of hospitality (Innerarity, Daniel, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; BJ2021 .I5613 2017

College ethics : a reader on moral issues that affect you Frost Library; BJ21 .C65 2017

Red alert! : saving the planet with indigenous knowledge (Wildcat, Daniel R.) Frost Library; GF41 .W53 2009

China : an environmental history (Marks, Robert, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; GF656 .M37 2017

Collecting, ordering, governing : anthropology, museums, and liberal government (Bennett, Tony, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; GN27 .B45 2017

50 great myths of human evolution : understanding misconceptions about our origins (Relethford, John, author.) Frost Library; GN281 .R412314 2017

Humans : an unauthorized biography (Tuniz, C. (Claudio) author.) Frost Library; GN281 .T84813 2016

Reading from behind : a cultural analysis of the anus (Allan, Jonathan A., 1983- author.) Frost Library; GN298 .A55 2016

From notes to narrative : writing ethnographies that everyone can read (Ghodsee, Kristen Rogheh, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; GN307.7 .G464 2016

Breaking the frames : anthropological conundrums (Stewart, Pamela J., author.) Frost Library; GN33 .S74 2017

Against exoticism : toward the transcendence of relativism and universalism in anthropology Frost Library; GN345.5 .A43 2016

Ciné-ethnography (Rouch, Jean.) Frost Library; GN347 .R57 2003

Darwin's unfinished symphony : how culture made the human mind (Laland, Kevin N., author.) Frost Library; GN360 .L34 2017

The inbetweenness of things : materializing mediation and movement between worlds Frost Library; GN406 .I53 2017

Cannibalism : a perfectly natural history (Schutt, Bill, author.) Frost Library; GN409 .S38 2017

Fire (Pyne, Stephen J.) Frost Library; GN416 .P96 2012

Unwrapping Tongan barkcloth : encounters, creativity and female agency (Veys, Fanny Wonu, author.) Frost Library; GN432 .V49 2017

Virgin envy : the cultural (in)significance of the hymen Frost Library; GN484.47 .V57 2016

New directions in biocultural anthropology Frost Library; GN60 .N445 2016

The social archaeology of food : thinking about eating from prehistory to the present (Hastorf, Christine Ann, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; GN799.F6 H37 2017

Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux : Louisiana children's folklore and play (Soileau, Jeanne Pitre, author.) Frost Library; GR110.L5 S65 2016

Me de miru : Nihon mukashibanashishū (Torigoe, Shin, 1929-2013 鳥越信, 1929-2013.) Frost Library; GR340 .T674 1986

Michinoku no shomin shinkō (Oikawa, Giemon, 1892-1974. 及川儀友衛門, 1892-1974.) Frost Library; GR341.T56 O35 1973

Mujeres que corren con los lobos (Estés, Clarissa Pinkola.) Frost Library; GR470 .E8818 2009

Living with zombies : society in apocalypse in film, literature and other media (Pielak, Chase, 1981- author.) Frost Library; GR581 .P54 2017

Becoming vampire : difference and the vampire in popular culture (Bacon, Simon, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; GR830.V3 B33 2017

Ottoman costumes : from textile to identity Frost Library; GT1400 .O88 2004

Africa rising : fashion, design and lifestyle from Africa Frost Library; GT1580 .A474 2016 x

Entanglement : the secret lives of hair (Tarlo, Emma, author.) Frost Library; GT2290 .T37 2016

Eating the ocean (Probyn, Elspeth, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; GT2850 .P76 2016

A history of food culture in China (Zhao, Rongguang, editor.) Frost Library; GT2853.C6 Z43613 2015

Japan's cuisines : food, place and identity (Rath, Eric C., 1967-, author.) Frost Library; GT2853.J3 R38 2016

Food, foodways and foodscapes : culture, community and consumption in post-colonial Singapore Frost Library; GT2853.S56 F66 2016

Dining and death Frost Library; GT3170 .D555 2016

Graffiti and street art : reading, writing and representing the city Frost Library; GT3912 .G727 2017

Kawamichi no okonai : kohoku ni haru o yobu ippyō kagamimochi (Nakajima, Seiichi, 1950- author. 中島誠一, 1950- author.) Frost Library; GT4884.A3 S523 2011

Bound feet, young hands : tracking the demise of footbinding in village China (Bossen, Laurel, 1945-, author.) Frost Library; GT498.F66 B67 2017

A Christmas cornucopia : the hidden stories behind our Yuletide traditions (Forsyth, Mark, author.) Frost Library; GT4985 .F673 2016

The indisputable existence of Santa Claus : the mathematics of Christmas (Fry, Hannah, author.) Frost Library; GT4985 .F79 2016

The Middle East and regional transition, terrorism, and countering violent extremism Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.668

The new big science : linking data to understand people in context Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.669

Advances in comparative-historical analysis Frost Library; H61 .A3933 2015

The compleat academic : a career guide Frost Library; H62 .C584824 2004

The making of modern society (Nisbet, Robert A.) Frost Library; HM101 .N5743 1986

Progress : fact or illusion? Frost Library; HM101 .P895 1996

Memory unbound : tracing the dynamics of memory studies Frost Library; HM1033 .M456 2017

The sins of the fathers : Germany, memory, method (Olick, Jeffrey K., 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HM1033 .O293 2016

Communicating prejudice : an appreciative inquiry approach Frost Library; HM1091 .C645 2016

Pursuing Trayvon Martin : historical contexts and contemporary manifestations of racial dynamics Frost Library; HM1096 .P87 2013

Conflict is not abuse : overstating harm, community responsibility, and the duty of repair (Schulman, Sarah, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; HM1126 .S34 2016

The media syndrome (Altheide, David L., author.) Frost Library; HM1206 .A454 2016

The mediated construction of reality (Couldry, Nick, author.) Frost Library; HM1206 .C683 2017

"I find that offensive!" (Fox, Claire, author.) Frost Library; HM1216 .F69 2016

Is multiculturalism dead? : crisis and persistence in the constitutional state (Joppke, Christian, author.) Frost Library; HM1271 .J657 2017

Identity troubles : an introduction (Elliott, Anthony, 1964-) Frost Library; HM1276 .E457 2016

Conscientious thinking : making sense in an age of idiot savants (Bosworth, David, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; HM449 .B677 2017

Critical theory in critical times : transforming the global political and economic order Frost Library; HM480 .C745 2017

Enchantments of modernity : empire, nation, globalization Frost Library; HM480 .E54 2009

Critical theory and libertarian socialism (Masquelier, Charles, author.) Frost Library; HM480 .M37 2014

Society and economy : framework and principles (Granovetter, Mark S., author.) Frost Library; HM548 .G73 2017

Culture & money in the nineteenth century : abstracting economics Frost Library; HM621 .C85746 2016

Sociology of the body : a reader Frost Library; HM636 .S63 2016

Fucked up + : the reader Frost Library; HM646 .F83 2016

Punks, monks and politics : authenticity in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia Frost Library; HM646 .P92 2016

Time, capitalism and alienation : a socio-historical inquiry into the making of modern time (Martineau, Jonathan.) Frost Library; HM656 .M27 2016

Culture in networks (McLean, Paul Douglas, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; HM741 .M3895 2017

Social media : culture and identity Frost Library; HM742 .S62816 2017

Negotiating identity : symbolic interactionist approaches to social identity (Scott, Susie, 1977-) Frost Library; HM753 .S326 2015

Getting respect : responding to stigma and discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel Frost Library; HM821 .G48 2016

Global inequality : a new approach for the age of globalization (Milanović, Branko, author.) Frost Library; HM821 .M555 2016

The great leveler (Scheidel, Walter, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; HM821 .S235 2017

The invention of humanity : equality and cultural difference in world history (Stuurman, Siep, author.) Frost Library; HM821 .S778 2017

Journey into social activism : qualitative approaches (Atkinson, Joshua D., author.) Frost Library; HM831 .A85 2017

How change happens (Green, Duncan.) Frost Library; HM831 .G688 2016

Finite media : environmental implications of digital technologies (Cubitt, Sean, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .C7825 2017

Digital sociologies Frost Library; HM851 .D545 2017

Exploring political and gender relations : new digital and cultural environments Frost Library; HM851 .E978 2017

The death of expertise : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters (Nichols, Tom, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .N54 2017

Social media and your brain Frost Library; HM851 .S644 2017

Exploring screen culture via Apple's mobile devices : life through the looking glass (Soukup, Charles, author.) Frost Library; HM851 .S68325 2017

Data for the people : how to make our post-privacy economy work for you (Weigend, Andreas S., author.) Frost Library; HM851 .W42957 2017

Scenescapes : how qualities of place shape social life (Silver, Daniel Aaron, author.) Frost Library; HM861 .S56 2016

The consequences of social movements Frost Library; HM881 .C654 2016

Protest cultures : a companion Frost Library; HM881 .P76 2016

Social policy expansion in Latin America (Garay, Candelaria, author.) Frost Library; HN110.5.A8 G29989 2016

Violence and crime in Latin America : representations and politics Frost Library; HN110.5.Z9 V58165 2017

Dams, displacement and development : perspectives from Río Negro, Guatemala (Einbinder, Nathan, author.) Frost Library; HN143.5 .E36 2017

European social models from crisis to crisis Frost Library; HN373.5 .E827 2015

Power : why we want it and what to do with it (Toombs, Dennis, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; HN49.P6 T66 2016

Nothing is true and everything is possible : the surreal heart of the new Russia (Pomerantsev, Peter, author.) Frost Library; HN530.2.A8 P665 2014

Protest in Putin's Russia (Gabowitsch, Mischa, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; HN530.2.Z9 S62413 2017

Prosperity's predicament : identity, reform, and resistance in rural wartime China (Crook, Isabel, author.) Frost Library; HN740.D383 C76 2015

Rural origins, city lives : class and place in contemporary China (Zavoretti, Roberta, author.) Frost Library; HN740.Z9 S619982 2017

Masculinities and markets : raced and gendered urban politics in Milwaukee (Parker, Brenda K., author.) Frost Library; HN80.M58 P37 2017

Live and let live : diversity, conflict, and community in an integrated neighborhood (Perry, Evelyn M., author.) Frost Library; HN80.M58 P47 2017

After Katrina : race, neoliberalism, and the end of the American century (Hartnell, Anna, author.) Frost Library; HN80.N45 H37 2017

Street teaching in the Tenderloin : jumpin' down the rabbit hole (Stannard-Friel, Don, author.) Frost Library; HN80.S4 S73 2017

The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream (Cowen, Tyler, author.) Frost Library; HN90.S65 C69 2017

Italian masculinity as queer melodrama : Caravaggio, Puccini, contemporary cinema (Champagne, John.) Frost Library; HQ1090.7.I8 C43 2015

Making feminist media : third-wave magazines on the cusp of the digital age (Groeneveld, Elizabeth, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; HQ1101 .G76 2016