Major Research Tools

Anthropology Plus

Coverage: late 19th century-present

Index of journal articles and essays in the fields of anthropology and archaeology. A combination of the Royal Anthropological Institute's Anthropological Index and Harvard University's Anthropological Literature.



Full text of journals from the American Anthropological Association from their first issues through current issues.

International Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Full-Text, Reference
Authoritative reference resource covering anthropology and interrelated areas.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Full-Text, Reference

Revision (c.2008) of the classic first edition. Features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

Web of Science: Social Sciences Citation Index

Coverage: 1975-present

Index covering the journal literature of the social sciences. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work.

Other Suggested Research Tools

Annual Reviews

Full-Text, Index

Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present

Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.

Anthropology Collection Database

Visual Resource

Features over 8,000 digital images of ethnographic objects. Regions covered include western North America, the Pacific Rim (including all Pacific islands and East Asia), as well as parts of East Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Central and South America. Searchable by category, culture, geographic area, object name, and more. From the Department of Anthropology, California Academy of Sciences.

Art & Architecture Complete

Full-Text, Index

Index of journals, magazines, and other publications covering art, architecture, archaeology, and related fields. Coverage dates vary. Earliest indexing goes back to 1914; earliest full text back to 1930; majority of coverage begins in 1980s.



Catalog of languages in over 200 countries. Indexes include dialects, alternate names, and "trees" of language families.

Folkstreams: The Best of American Folklore Film


Collection of documentary films about American folk and roots culture, with an emphasis on southern life and music. Provided by UNC-Chapel Hill.

Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective


Coverage: 1907-1984

Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Mass Observation Online

Coverage: 1937-1967
Archive of the Mass Observation Project's questionnaires, and raw data responses (in diaries and journals), and reports attempting to catalog the full spectrum of daily life in Britain.

UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology

Full-Text, Reference

Scholarly encyclopedia covering ancient Egyptian history and culture. Still a work in progress.