Anthropology Databases

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Database Database Description
Anthropological Literature

Index of articles and essays on archaeology, biological and physical anthropology, cultural and social anthropology, religious studies, and linguistics. Includes works published in English and other European languages.

Dates of coverage: Late 19th Century - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
AnthroSource - Wiley Interscience

Thirty journals from American Anthropological Association journals available fulltext via Wiley. 

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: scholarly articles
HRAF World Cultures

Collection of full-text ethnographical and other texts on human culture, society and behavior indexed by culture and subject.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: ebooks

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Academic Search Complete

Multidisciplinary database that indexes journals from a wide range of subject areas, including literature, history, ethnic studies, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and medical sciences. Includes many fulltext articles.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
HRAF Archaeology

Collection of full-text archaeological texts indexed by culture and subject.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: ebooks
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

Index of articles, interviews, and book reviews in the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, economics, psychology and sociology.

Dates of coverage: 1907-1984
Content Type: scholarly articles
Social Science Citation Index (Web of Science)

Multidisciplinary database that covers over 1700 journals in a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, history, psychology, political science, public health and sociology.

Dates of coverage: 1980 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Social Sciences Abstracts

Interdisciplinary index to periodicals in the social sciences. Coverage includes anthropology, criminal justice, economics, environmental studies, ethics, gender, political science, psychology and sociology.

Dates of coverage: 1984 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles