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Anthropology Databases
(see also Culture & Area Studies, Ethnic Studies & Multiculturalism, Language & Linguistics, Women & Gender, History, and Social Sciences)

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Indexes to Journals and Books:

Abstracts in Anthropology (Baywood) Remote access available
Index to anthropological scholarship in all its subfields: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics - covering both third world societies and subcultures within industrialized nations. Also includes topics such as: history, artifacts, language, physiology, drug abuse, environment, social welfare, social relations, geriatric caregiving, medical intervention, applied anthropology, geographical overviews, ethics of genetic engineering, societal factors in disease transmission, ecological factors in prehistoric site selection, and more.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.

SocINDEX with Full Text (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas such as criminology, demography, ethnic studies, gender studies, marriage, family, political sociology, religion, social development, social psychology, social work, anthropology, history, violence, and more. Contains full text for 708 journals (some dating back to 1908), 780 books, and 9,333 conference papers along with abstracts for more than 1,130 core coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. Also features over 25,000 author profiles.


Online Video:

Area Studies Video Online (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
The collection includes films focused on cultural, political, and socioeconomic issues in the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, and other global communities to provide an interdisciplinary resource for every region of the world. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

Ethnographic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available
Provides anthropologists, sociologists, and cultural historians with an expansive and multifaceted survey of human culture and behavior the world over. Covers anthropology, history, politics, religion, linguistics, geography, economics, area studies, psychology, environmental studies, and more. Researchers can identify and compare materials by theme, cultural group, geographic location, ethnographer, content type, and anthropological subject. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

LGBT Studies in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
This collection surveys of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural, social, and political evolution of the LGBT community. It features documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films that explore AIDS, families, civil rights, coming out, marriage equality, transgender issues, religious perspectives, the lesbian/feminist divide, global comparative experiences, and other topics. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
A collection of documentaries, debates, personal interviews, biographies, and other primary sources that explores philosophical and religious thought from the Ancient Greeks to American Pragmatism and how it shapes human behavior today, covering a broad range of perspectives that overlaps history, anthropology, current affairs, international relations, and more. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.


Online Encyclopedias and Reference Books:

ebrary (ebrary) Remote access available Full text available
Currently offers over 100,000 full-text books, sheet music titles, maps, reports, and other authoritative documents from more than 180 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers. The collections are particularly strong in business, economics, education, computers, technology, science, medicine, history, language, literature, humanities, politics, and social sciences. Publishers include The McGraw-Hill Companies, Random House, Penguin Classics, Taylor & Francis, Yale University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Greenwood, and more (more information).

Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Explores the many peoples of early European civilizations responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Coverage expands from prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages when tribal movements helped define the end of ancient culture and the rise of the modern European world.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.



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