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: 1955-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.

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.

Indigenous Peoples of North America

Coverage: 16th C. - 1986

Large collection of primary sources split into two parts. Part I covers the documented history, sociology, and culture of Indigenous peoples across the US and Canada from the age of invasion and colonization through western settlement and forced displacement. Part II presents the record and sometimes-troubled history of the Indian Rights Association, an organization founded by White philanthropists that attempted to advocate for Indigenous rights.

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.

National Geographic Virtual Archive

Coverage: 1888-2015

Full text, full page archive of National Geographic from the first issue through 2015. Pages have been digitized in color, including advertisements, and has features to browse search by image or browse by issue.


Open archive of recordings produced by professional linguists, capturing endangered and dying languages. Recordings can be browsed by language or country, and many are accompanied by English annotations.