Database List

The following 23 databases are best for: Anthropology

See our Anthropology Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Anthropology Databases

Annual Reviews

Anthroplogy Plus (via EBSCO)

AnthroSource


All Anthropology Databases

Aluka    
A digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa, containing archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, and reference works, three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ITHAKA (JSTOR)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Anthropology Plus    
This is the online version of "Anthropological Literature" from Harvard University and "Anthropological Index" from the UK's Royal Anthropological Institute. It covers international journals from the early 19th century to the present. In addition to journal articles, it includes citations for reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture and interdisciplinary studies.
  • Coverage Range: Late 19th century to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • 5 Simultaneous Users

 
AnthroSource    
Full-text database of the 20 journals, newsletters, and bulletins published by the American Anthropological Association. Links are provided for full-text access to major AAA journals published in 1996 and prior. On PCs it works best with the Internet Explorer browser; on MACs it works best with Firefox.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Wiley

 
Berg Fashion Library    
Offers access to resources in fashion and related fields. Includes the full-text of the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, and an extensive color image bank. Useful for research in fashion, theatre & dance, anthropology, art history, history, american studies, and cultural studies.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press

 
CWI (Contemporary Women's Issues)    
A global resource addressing women's issues, including health, human rights, law, the workplace, gender equity, family, education, sexual concerns, feminism, arts, culture, and reproductive rights. Includes English-language titles from North and South America, East and West Africa, South and Central American, Asia, the Caribbean, and Europe.
  • Coverage Range: 1992-current
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
eHRAF World Cultures    
eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: Current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Human Relations Area Files, Inc.

 
Ethnic News Watch    
Covers news, culture and history from publications of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
  • Coverage Range: 1990 to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Family & Society Studies WorldWide    
Includes coverage of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development, and Social Welfare. Publications cover a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history and social work.
  • Coverage Range: 1970-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Family Studies Abstracts    
Covers essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • Coverage Range: 1979-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
GenderWatch    
Resource addressing the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community, and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications are mostly full-text and date from 1970 to the present. They include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and reports from government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
  • Coverage Range: 1970 to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective    
A citation-only database that includes articles from English-language periodicals on such subjects as Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Community Health & Medical Care, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Gender Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology. Articles in this database were published between 1907 and 1984. Use the library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link.
  • Coverage Range: 1907 to 1984
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)    
Bibliographic references to journal articles and books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. Offers broad international coverage. Many journal articles indexed have abstracts; some have full text.
  • Coverage Range: 1951-current
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
LGBT Studies in Video    
Streaming video of documentaries, interviews, archival footage and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture, civil rights, and other issues. Part of LGBT Studies, which includes LGBT Thought and Culture, though the collections can be searched or browsed separately.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)    
Index with abstracts of international literature in linguistics and related disciplines, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Most complete coverage of descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. Includes abstracts of journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
  • Coverage Range: 1973-current
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
National Geographic Magazine Archive    
The official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. Recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, this database includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable.
  • Coverage Range: 1888-1994 (Archive), 1995-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
POPLINE® (POPulation information onLINE)    
POPLINE® (POPulation information onLINE) provides more than 350,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population studies, family planning, women’s studies, and related environmental and health issues. Primarily English, but also includes many abstracts in French and Spanish. A limit to peer-reviewed articles feature is available. Maintained by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs and funded primarily by the United States Agency for International Development.
  • Coverage Range: 1970 to present (some of the materials indexed date back to 1886)
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Johns Hopkins University

 
Population Index    
An annotated bibliography of published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics including migration, demographics, fertility, spatial distribution. Browse or Search.
  • Coverage Range: 1986 to 2000
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Princeton University

 
PubMed (with Dickinson links)    
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. This special version includes Dickinson library's "Get It" links to additional full-text.
  • Coverage Range: 1950's to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Race Relations Abstracts    
Includes ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to racial relations.
  • Coverage Range: 1975-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Social Sciences Full Text    
Covers English-language periodicals, published in the Unites States or internationally, in sociology, anthropology, psychology, geography, economics, political science, and law. Indexes material from 1983-present, includes abstracts for material 1984-present and contains some full-text for 1994 to present.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1983+, Abstracting 1984+ and “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Social Sciences Premium Collection    
A combination of 14 databases with international coverage of the social sciences, sociology, linguistics, education, criminal justice, political science and related topics. Databases in the collection are: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), 1987-current; ERIC, 1966-current; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), 1951-current; Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), 1973-current; PAIS International, 1914-current; PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress, 1871-current; Criminal Justice, 1981-current; Education Journals, 1988-current; Political Science, 1985-current; Social Science Journals; Sociology, 1985-current; Social Services Abstracts, 1979-current; Sociological Abstracts, 1952-current; Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, 1975-current.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Urban Studies Abstracts    
Covers essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, and urban history.
  • Coverage Range: 1973-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean    
Historical primary and secondary sources, and contemporary scholarship on the region. Includes monographs, peer-reviewed journals, news sources, multimedia, and maps.
  • Coverage Range: Varied; 1700s to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning