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Library Resource Guide for: ANTHROPOLOGY

Selected Internet Resources for Anthropology:


  • Open Folklore
    Open Folklore–now being created by the American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries–is a new scholarly resource that will make a greater number and variety of useful resources, both published and unpublished, available for the field of folklore studies and the communities with which folklore scholars partner. -- Open Folklore intro

  • Guides & Tutorials:

  • eHRAF

  • Using Anthropological Literature e-resource
    Guide provided by Harvard University's Tozzer Library.

  • Journals:

  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals - Anthropology
    Lists 65 peer-reviewed journals in anthropology freely available on the Internet

  • Oral History:

  • Alan MacFarlane's Interviews
    MacFarlane maintains an archive of interviews with prominent scholars including a number of anthropologists, ethnographic film makers, etc.

  • podcasts:

  • Podcasts from the SfAA
    Podcasts from the Society for Applied Anthropology and the University of North Texas

  • Databases:

  • The Anthropological Index of the Royal Anthropological Institute
    The Anthropological Index Online is based on the journal holdings of The Anthropology Library at the The British Museum (formerly Museum of Mankind) which receives periodicals in all branches of anthropology, from academic institutions and publishers around the world.

  • AnthroBase
    AnthroBase is a multilingual, searchable database of articles, theses, essays, reports, conference papers, field-notes etc., written by anthropologists and others with an interest in social and cultural diversity. Authors retain copyright to their texts and may withdraw their texts from the database at any time.

  • Search Engines:

  • Anthropology Review Database
    Currently the database contains the signed, refereed reviews we publish ourselves, citations to those published in American Antiquity and the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, as well as links to a number of online publications and sites.

  • National Museum of the American Indian
    Search engine for their collections

  • Associations and Societies:

  • American Anthropological Association

  • Division of Anthropology: American Museum of Natural History
    The Division of Anthropology is dedicated to the study of human culture and biology. It was established in 1873, only four years after the founding of the museum. Members of the Division carry out ethnological research in Asia, Africa, North, Central and South America, and study such global topics as warfare and the origins of the state. One of the Anthropology Division's most important missions is the preservation of, and access to, the archaeological, ethnological, and physical anthropology collections, assembled from around the world by Museum personnel from the time the Museum's founding to the present day. The collections include more than 500,000 objects from cultures in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Greater North Pacific region.

  • Blogs:

    Cultural and social anthropology in the news

  • Archaeological Society of America

  • Archaeological Society of America

  • Archaeological Society of America

  • culture Matters
    Applying anthropology

  • Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology

  • Finding Aids:

  • National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives
    Part of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. It houses 635,000 ethnological and archaeological photographs and 8 million feet of original film.

  • Museums:

  • Museum of Afro-American History, Boston
    Includes the Black Heritage Trail

  • Peabody Museum, Yale
    Advancing understanding of the earth's history, life, and cultures.