Anthropology Databases

Anthropology Databases

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Access all 32 of the American Anthropological Association's peer-reviewed publications. 1888 - Present Articles
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Collection of histories and personal narratives compiled between the end of the Civil War and 1920. Diaries, letters, and personal narratives of soldiers. Regimental histories with sketches, company rolls, officer biographies, diaries of marches, and descriptions of daily life in Civil War military camps. Full-text searchable. 1860 - 1865 Biographies, Primary Sources
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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides access to the Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Search and browse 25 billion data points in over 4.3 billion datasets sourced from over 75 authoritative government and private sources. Manipulate datasets, compare multiple indicators, chart trends over time, spatially represent data, and export content. 1788 - present Data/Statistics, Government Documents
Simple, refined searching of the extensive Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Designed to allow quick navigation of the over 25 billion points of data. Users can quickly search and view charts, maps, and rankings of over 4.3 billion datasets at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, and census-tract/block group levels, complete with source information and statistical abstracts. All of the data are drawn from authoritative sources and are citable. The product provides high-level summary information as well as detailed line item views. 1788 - Present Articles, Data/Statistics
Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment provides electronic access to content documenting how the peoples of North America interacted with each other and their environment. This collection of published and unpublished primary source materials from the mid-sixteenth century through the mid-nineteenth century is notable in providing perspectives of diverse groups, including European, African, and Native peoples of both genders. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/EENA 1534-1850 Images/Photos, Primary Sources
More than 5,800 entries, including essays on major themes, maps, photographs, statistics, and chronologies. Published 2008 eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Indexes articles from >500 journals that relate to women, gender, sexuality in medieval Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. 1995 - Present Articles
The Gerritsen Collection is a cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history, documenting the development of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women’s rights. Anti and pro-feminist arguments are represented, and the condition of women can be traced over the four centuries covered by this resource. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/gerritsen 1543-1945 Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Two documents integral to shaping Native American policy in the United States during the mid-20th century. The Problem of Indian Administration, also known as the Meriam Report, and the 41-part report to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs describe the impacts of governmental policies and programs on living conditions of Native Americans, including the Sioux, Navaho, Apache, Ute, Cheyenne, Klamath, and many other major tribes. Full-text searchable. 1928 - 1943 Government Documents, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Citations from >6,500 sources. Journals, Monographs, Papers, Conference Proceedings on Language, Literature, Linguistics, & Folklore. 1926 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks
Full-text, fully searchable content from primary source documents focused on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late 18th century to the era of suffrage in the early 20th century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection offers deep coverage of European and North American movements, but also includes collections from other regions. Includes content related to social reform movements, culture, literature and the arts, immigration, daily life, religion, race, medicine, and more. Late 18th - early 20th centuries Articles, eBooks, Images/Photos, News
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online provides a number of learning tools. The site is, first and foremost, a reference center, with over 5,000 articles from a number of sources. Various eBooks, Images/Photos, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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**Single user platform** Please close out of browser session when done. Collection of over 500 ebook titles providing concise introductions to topics across a wide range of subject areas, including the Arts and Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Law, and Medicine and Health. Each title is written by experts in the field, and presents a big picture of the topic as well as a more detailed discussion of key controversies, influential people, and new directions and ideas. Factual content is supplemented with analysis to help place the topic in a broader context. 2000-Present eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Periodicals Archive Online contains the full text backfiles of over 700 scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The content is international in scope, and covers 37 subject areas. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/pao 1802-2005 Articles, Primary Sources
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Provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports all together on a single platform. Articles, Company/Industry Information, News, Theses/Dissertations
Reference source for social, political, and economic statistics. Information compiled from 400 public and private data sources and presented in 1400 line-item indexed tables. Data updated monthly and downloadable in XLS format. Also useful as source guide for statistical information. Some international data included. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/statisticalabstract/contents 1878-Present Data/Statistics, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Citation database providing indexing of over 10,000 journals. 1898 - Present Articles

Databases With Anthropology Resources:

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Peer-reviewed, full-text articles, citations and abstracts from journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. 1980 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Videos
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Multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in searchable PDF format. Cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals. Broad subject coverage. 1887 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, TRAILS consortium logo
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American Film Scripts Online contains over 1,100 authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays (mostly unpublished), along with detailed information on scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. This resource allows researchers to use film scripts to study a broad range of subjects, including popular culture, diversity and gender issues, language and linguistics, writing, American history, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://afso.alexanderstreet.com/afso.about.html 1903-2007 Primary Sources
This collection includes primary source materials documenting the interaction of American Indians, white settlers and the U.S. government during the 19th and 20th centuries. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/amerindians 1809-1971 Government Documents, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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American Periodicals Series Online and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries contain digitized images of pages from historically significant American magazines and journals (with original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts). This collection provides researchers access to primary source materials that chronicle American culture and thought as represented in special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, trade journals, and children’s and women’s magazines. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/americanperiodicals/about and https://proquest.libguides.com/americanperiodicals/apsconstruction 1740-1940 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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The Annual Register provides a detailed, yearly summary of British and world events. It serves as a reference work for current events, and primary source material for researchers interested in history, popular culture, political science, social science, and the humanities. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/annualregister 1758-present Articles, Government Documents, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Black Studies Center contains collections of primary and secondary source materials that document the black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times. Includes the following collections: -Schomberg Studies on the Black Experience: 30 scholarly overviews on black studies themes -International Index to Black Periodicals: database of titles pertaining to black studies and culture from 1902-present, with almost half available in full text -Chicago Defender backfiles: full text coverage from 1910-1975 of one of the most influential black newspapers in the US -Black Literature Index, 1827-1940: over 70,000 bibliographic citations for fiction, poetry and literary reviews published in black periodicals and newspapers. -The HistoryMakers: filmed oral history interviews of historically significant 20th century African Americans -Dissertations: over 1,000 doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses written between 1970 and 2004 related to Black Studies More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/bsc/home 1827-2010 Articles, eBooks, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Theses/Dissertations, Videos
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Black Thought and Culture contains non-fiction works, published and unpublished, of leaders within the African American community, allowing researchers access to previously inaccessible material that documents the development of black culture. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://bltc.alexanderstreet.com/bltc.about.html 1700-2001 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries contains published and unpublished letters and diaries from almost 500 British and Irish women of all age groups, ethnicities, and social classes. This primary source material provides researchers with a view of women’s day-to-day lives over three centuries. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://bwld.alexanderstreet.com/bwld.about.html 1558-1950 Primary Sources
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British Periodicals contains digitized images of content from nearly 500 British magazines and journals from the late seventeenth century through the beginning of the twenty first century. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/britishperiodicals and https://search.proquest.com/britishperiodicals/productfulldescdetail 1681-2005 Articles, Primary Sources

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Comprehensive index of over 93,000 doctoral dissertations accepted by American Universities from 1933-1955. 1933 - 1955 Theses/Dissertations
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The Center for Research Libraries makes available approximately five million publications, archives, and collections and one million digital resources to its member libraries to supplement their own humanities, science, and social science holdings. CRL materials can be obtained for extended loan periods and at no cost by users affiliated with member libraries. Last year, 92 percent of the CRL's interlibrary loan requests were sent by two-day express within one business day, and 90 percent of copies were delivered within one business day as well. CRL resources include: * 6,500 international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s-the largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America * 4,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era, including 2,000 ethnic titles * Foreign journals rarely held in U.S. libraries * More than 800,000 dissertations * Area Studies: major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and many other areas. 1700 - Present Articles, Images/Photos, News, Primary Sources, Theses/Dissertations
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Content from over 250 publishers, with an aggregated database of over 13,500 publications and over 4.5 million articles, including both journals and eBooks. Very little full text content available for free. Others are available through document delivery for a fee. Various Articles, eBooks
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The OED is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English. Various eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Citations from hundreds of newspapers and periodicals as well as monographs, theses, dissertations, scrapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera dealing with all aspects of life in Seattle, Washington state and the Pacific Northwest from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. 1936 - Present eBooks, News
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Provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports all together on a single platform. Articles, Company/Industry Information, News, Theses/Dissertations