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Anthropology Research Guide

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Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Internet Resources and Websites
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Research and Writing Guides
Government Resources


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Anthropological Index Online Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Searchable index of article citations from anthropology journals at the British Museum's Anthropology Library. Includes major titles from all over the world such as Annual Review of Anthropology, Anthropology Today, Ethnology, and Journal of Material Culture.


eHRAF World Cultures Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text database offering information on different cultures and ethnic groups from around the world. Covers all aspects of cultural and social life such as beliefs, cultural practices, political structure, and settlement patterns. Each cultural profile consists of a "cultural summary" and a list of relevant full text sources. Users can search by keyword or browse by subject, region, or culture. Very useful for comparative studies of human behavior, society, and culture. User Guide.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, sociology, science, and engineering. Because of its broad subject and full text coverage, Academic Search Complete is a good starting point for research on virtually any topic. Click here for a search tutorial.


ARTstor Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
ARTstor is a digital library of over one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching purposes. Faculty members may request "instructor privileges" which provide enhanced functionality, including the ability to create shared folders, instructor commentary, and personal collections. To request "instructor privilege" please contact Mark Aaron Polger at MarkAaron.Polger@csi.cuny.edu


Cambridge Journals Online Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to over 200 leading journals across the sciences, social sciences and humanities published by Cambridge University Press. Note: the Library does not have full text access to all journals in the collection. Access the subscribed list here.


CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Find articles, conference proceedings, working papers, and policy briefs covering all aspects of global affairs and international relations. Also provides country data and teaching materials such as case studies and course packs of background readings.


Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities provides citations to papers and proceedings of social science and humanities conferences from 1990 to present.


Country Studies (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Descriptions and analyses of the social, economic, political, and military systems of countries throughout the world.


County and City Data Books (GEOSTAT) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online access to County and City Data Books from 1944 to 2000. Find population, income, health, and employment statistics for U.S. cities, counties, and states. Users can create customized data sets and printouts.


EBSCO eBook Collection Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Access to over 5,000 full text e-books across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Find full text scholarly and reference books in a variety of subjects, including business, economics, computer science, history, political science, art, literature, and science.
In order to read offline or download to a reader, first create an account.
View Download Tutorial

Access the TRIAL through August


Ethnic Newswatch Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. Covers of a wide spectrum of ethnic viewpoints, including African-American, Jewish, Latino, Native-American, and Asian-American publications.


Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST) (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search country profiles to find statistics and data on armed forces, weapons production, military expenditures, government, human rights, and population.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


Humanities International Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full-text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals. Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.


ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Archive of social science data compiled by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Data covers a broad range of topics, including political science, economics, sociology, health, and education. Data sets are accompanied by a description of the scope, methodology, dates, and geographic coverage of the study and can be easily exported to statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata.


In the First Person Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Index to letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies of over 18,000 individuals found in archival repositories and other scholarly collections. Provides citations and in some cases links to full text, audio, and video files that are freely available on the web (access to some texts requires a subscription).


Infoshare Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Find population, health, and socio-economic data for New York City neighborhoods. View the demographic profile of a specific area or create comparison charts for two or more areas.


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to complete back runs of scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage for most journals does not include the last 3-5 years. Users can search across the entire database or limit their search to journals in specific subject disciplines. Click here for a search tutorial.


LexisNexis Academic Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to a wide range of news, business, and legal information. News resources include major U.S. and world newspapers and magazines, TV and radio transcripts, newswires, and blogs. Business resources include industry and market news, company profiles and SEC filings, and country profiles and business conditions. Legal resources include law reviews and journals, U.S. case law, codes and statutes.


Population Index Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations to the world's demographic and population literature from 1986 - 2000, including books, articles, working papers, dissertations, and data files. Search by author, subject, region, or keyword. Back issues of the index from 1937 - 1999 are available thru JSTOR


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text articles from scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences primarily covering the fields of literature, history, cultural studies, political science, religion, and the arts. (Books are not available yet)


Social Explorer Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Historical U.S. census data from 1790 to 2007. Use interactive maps to analyze changing demographic characteristics in U.S. states, counties, or tracts and generate statistical reports.


Social Science Citation Index Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Social Science Citation Index provides citations to journal articles in the social sciences, including anthropology, education, history, library science, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and women's studies.


Social Sciences Full Text Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Enjoy fast access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere with full text and page images from scores of key publications, plus abstracting and indexing of hundreds of others. An in-demand resource for a wide variety of users from students to social workers, Social Sciences Full Text covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.


SocIndex FT Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and select full text of scholarly articles, books, and conference papers in sociology. Topics covered include criminology, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, social psychology, social work, sociological theory, substance abuse, violence, and urban studies.


World Factbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and military. Print edition available at the Reference Desk [Call Number: G122.U56a 2001].


Resources freely available on the Internet.

American Anthropologist Association Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website of the American Anthropologist Association. It contains information on Association meeting, publications and resources for Anthropologists including a listing of job opportunities and a very extensive and useful Links page.


American Association of Physical Anthropologists Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. The site provides information on Careers in Physical Anthropology , Graduate Programs , Meetings dealing with physical Anthropology, and Funding Opportunities (including student prizes).


Anthropology Resources on the Internet Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A wonderful and useful directory of internet resources dealing with Anthropology and archeology. Includes links to Museums, Research Institutions and University Departments


Anthropology Review Database Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Anthropology Review Database provides a searchable database of reviews on monographs both new and old being published in anthropology. It is a great site for anthropologist looking for literature on a topic or to see who is also working on a specific topic or field.


Archaeological Institute of America Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website of the Archeological Institute of America ?North America's oldest and largest archaeological organization?. Site includes information on the organization as well as links to fieldwork opportunities and local chapters.


National Anthropological Archives Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The website to the National Anthropological Archives, a truly extensive and impressive collection, ?The National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives collect and preserve historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of the discipline.?(from website). Includes Finding guides, online exhibits and links to other resources valuable to anthropologists.


Royal Anthropological Institute Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
rom website ?The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense.? Links to publications, funding opportunities and general information regarding the society and anthropology are provided.


Society for American Archaeology Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website for the Society for American Archeology, a very important site for those interested in Archeology. It has links about the society and education open to the public. Members have access to a very good section on Careers, Opportunities, & Jobs in Archaeology .


World Council of Anthropology Associations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
From the website ? The World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) is a network of national and international associations that aims to promote worldwide communication and cooperation in anthropology.? It has a very extensive Links page.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Access World News Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to approximately 3,000 global news sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, newswires, news blogs, Web-only content and video. This database is especially strong in local and international news, including over 50 New York news sources and over 1,300 overseas sources. Coverage varies by title. [CSI]


Guides for conducting research, writing papers, citing sources, and creating bibliographies.

American Anthropologist Association Style guide Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
American Anthropologist Association Style guide


Information resources provided by federal, state, or city governments.

American Memory (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of historical materials from the Library Congress. Includes a variety of manuscripts, pamphlets, images, audio and video recordings, maps, and sheet music that document U.S. history and culture. Users can search across all collections or browse by topic.


U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics is the United States' primary source for criminal justice statistics.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official U.S. economic data from the Department of Labor related to topics such as employment, wages, prices, and inflation.


U.S. Census Bureau Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau covering births, deaths, education, employment, income, housing, and much more.


U.S. Congressional Directory Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official directory of the U.S. Congress containing biographical and contact information for each member of the Senate and House from 1997 - present. Also lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries.


U.S. Department of State - Background Notes Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. Department of State - Background Notes


U.S. Department of State - Countries Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. Department of State - Countries


U.S. Department of State - Office of Commercial and Business Affairs (CBA) Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Office of Commercial and Business Affairs (CBA) plays a major role in coordinating trade and investment matters in support of U.S. firms doing business overseas. CBA can provide information on issues such as corruption and bribery in overseas markets, U.S. export controls on sensitive equipment and technologies, and business-related visas for employees, partners and clients of U.S. firms. The web site contains essential information for doing business in international markets.


U.S. Federal Statistics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Portal to U.S. Federal Statistics


U.S. Statistical Abstract Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Statistical Abstract of the United States contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included. The Abstract is also a Guide to Sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.


United Nations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Portal to information about the United Nations and international issues. Includes UN reports, resolutions, meeting records, and press releases.


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