Research Databases (Indexes, Catalogs, Bibliographies)
Note: While the databases and other resources
listed below will be helpful for anthropological research, other important
indexes and guides to the literature of anthropology are available only within
the Vanderbilt libraries.
The Heard Libraries' online catalog. [Available to all users]
Principal index to articles, essays and other publications
in anthropology, archaeology and related subjects. It is derived from the
periodicals and books owned by the Tozzer Library of Harvard University and
the Royal Anthropological Institute.. Includes works published in English
and other European languages from the late 19th century to the present. Selective
coverage of art history, demography, economics, psychology, and religious
studies. [V.U. users only]
Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource
is a searchable archive of all AAA journals, with access to current issues
for 11 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications. Newsletters
and bulletins are included. Full citations and seamless access to archival
content housed at JSTOR are provided. Registered individual users can take
advantage of personalization options, such as saved searches and email alerts.
[V.U. users only]
Collection of Ethnography*
"The eHRAF Collection of Ethnography is a full-text cultural
database that contains culture files and full-text documents including books,
journal articles, and dissertations. eHRAF is unique in that the text is subject-indexed
for quick retrieval of information." [V.U. users only]
Collection of Archaeology*
"The eHRAF Collection of Archaeology is a full-text database
with information on archaeological traditions and full-text documents including
books, journal articles, and dissertations. eHRAF is unique in that the text
is subject-indexed for quick retrieval of information." [V.U.
Acollection of ethnographic and other full text files--from books,
periodicals and manuscripts--offering "descriptions of life in societies
around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries." Provides information extracted
from the much larger and more comprehensive Human Relations Area Files (HRAF)
on sixty selected societies. Includes the following separate databases: Human
Sexuality, Family, Crime and Social Problems, Old Age, Death and Dying, Childhood
and Adolescence, Socialization and Education, Religious Beliefs and Practices.
[V.U. users only]
Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
Provides access to resources for social science and interdisciplinary research.
"IBSS includes nearly two million bibliographic references to journal
articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951.
It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates
over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,700 journals are regularly indexed
and some 7,000 books included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of
all current journal articles and full text availability is continually increasing."
[V.U. users only]
Full text coverage of journal issues beginning with the first
issue of each journal and usually ending within five years of the present.
Recently published issues are not available. Several anthropology journals
are included. [V.U. users only]
- Bibliografia Mesoamericana
an extensive bibliography on Mesoamerican topics.
Citas latinoamericanas -- indexes many Latin American and Mexican periodicals
in the social sciences (click on Catálogos en línea).
of Latin American Studies *
the principal bibliography of books and articles about Latin America--covers
1935 to the present
the principal source for access to Latin America on the Internet--arranged
by country and subject
* indicates key database
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