Databases by subject: Anthropology

Major Indexes

Anthropology Plus

Find journal articles and reports from 19th century to the present in anthropology/archaeology and related interdisciplinary fields.


Find articles and book reviews from anthropology journals of the American Anthropological Association.

Ethnographic Video Online

Find streaming online videos of classic and contemporary documentaries, previously unpublished footage from anthropologists and ethnographers, field recordings, select feature films, and indigenous media.

Ethnographic Video Online, Teaching Edition

Locate videos and segments curated to support the teaching of introductory anthropology courses.

Additional Indexes

Anthropological Fieldwork Online

Investigate the primary source fieldwork underpinning the great ethnographies of the early 20th century.

Anthropology Online

Find full-text written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over.

BAS Library

Find articles, videos and books published by Biblical Archaeology Society, including all issues of Biblical Archaeology Review.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

Find citations to books, articles, and government documents about indigenous peoples of North America, covering the 1500s to the present.

eHRAF Archaeology

Find information on archaeological traditions from around the world. Each tradition consists of a general summary and documents including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts.

eHRAF World Cultures

Find ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. Designed to facilitate cross-cultural comparisons.

Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

The Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics, Second Edition, covers the full range of topics in contemporary linguistics from fundamental linguistic disciplines such as phonetics, syntax, and morphology to applications in other disciplines such as anthropology, education, psychology, language acquisition, cognitive science, media, computer science, sociology, medicine, and the law.

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

Find both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science and social measurement.

Food Studies Online

Find primary source materials, images, ephemera, secondary works, and documentaries in the interdisciplinary field of Food Studies.

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)

Find citations to articles and book reviews from the social sciences and humanities about Central and South America, Mexico, the U.S.-Mexico border region, and Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S.

Index Islamicus

Find journals articles, proceedings, monographs, book chapters, and book reviews on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world from 1906 to the present.

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas) with HAPI Index

Find articles on the study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin.

Sage Research Methods Online

Find books, encyclopedias, and dictionaries and use tools to explore research methods.

Social Sciences Citation Index

Find articles and citations in the social sciences.

Sociological Abstracts

Find abstracts and citations to journal articles, dissertations, conference proceedings, and books in sociology and other related social sciences.

World Development Indicators Online (WDI)

Find statistical data for over 800 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2007 for 227 economies.