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Anthropology and Sociology

Best sources for anthropology and sociology topics: journal articles, selected journals and books, reference sources, and news sources


"Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) is an internationally recognized organization in the field of cultural anthropology. Founded in 1949 at Yale University, HRAF is a not-for-profit membership consortium of universities, colleges, and research institutions. Its mission is to encourage and facilitate the cross-cultural study of human culture, society and behavior in the past and present."

While access to the HRAF files requires a paid subscription, there is now an open access to Explaining Human Culture. "Edited and compiled by Carol R. Ember, Explaining Human Culture is a searchable database summarizing cross-cultural research findings from over 1000 studies. This unique service provides an interactive way for researchers to explore what previous cross-cultural research has uncovered about cultural universals and differences. In addition to searching past anthropological findings, we have also provided a series of topical summary modules authored by cross-cultural experts which offer a deeper look into selected cross-cultural topics of interest."

Library Databases

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These library databases will help you find peer-reviewed journal articles in full text.


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General Reference Sources

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...and other reference sources

News Sources

News Sources

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