Anthropology

Anthropology Plus (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
AnthropologyPlus
AnthroPlus, Anthro+
Description

A comprehensive, international index to the literature of anthropology and archaeology. Anthropology Plus combines two major indexes: Anthropological Literature from Harvard's Peabody Museum and the Royal Anthropological Institute's Anthropological Index, from the UK. Includes journal articles, reports, commentaries and obituaries of at least two pages in length, from over 2,500 core journals journals and books in monographic series. Covers the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, and material culture.  Covers early 19th century to the present.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11769
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UM Museum of Anthropology Image Database

Alternative Titles
University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology Image Database
Description

The University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology Image Database was made possible through support provided by the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science and the Art Information Technology Committee and the National Endowment of the Humanities. The Image Database includes photographs from original excavations, personal collecting, reference books and magazines, as well as images of artifacts within the Museum's collections.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11499
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Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Human Evolution
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution
Description

This comprehensive A to Z encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of important scientific terms related to improving our understanding of how we evolved. Specifically, the 5,000 entries in this two-volume set cover evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness, as well as information about modern methods used to trace the recent evolutionary history of modern human populations. This text provides a resource for everyone studying the emergence of Homo sapiens.

Edited by Bernard Wood.  Published 2011.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11415
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Motif-Index of Folk Literature

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Stith Thompson
Description

Full-text version of : Thompson, Stith. Motif-index of folk-literature: a classification of narrative elements in folktales, ballads, myths, fables, mediaeval romances, exempla, fabliaux, jest-books, and local legends. Revised and enlarged edition. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1955-1958.

This venerable reference work is a subject index to folktales from around the world. Sources come from thousands of books and periodicals (see Bibliography). Indexed are the "folktale, the myth, the ballad, the fable, the mediaeval romance, the fabliau, the jest, the exemplum, and the local tradition" (Introduction, p. 11) from both literatry and oral traditions. Excluded are "superstitions, customs, religious beliefs, riddles, or proverbs, except as they happen to form an organic part of a narrative" (Introduction, p. 11).

One can use the left-hand facets to navigate through the book alphabetically by subject from Volume 1 through Volume 6. One also can use the Search box at the top of the page to word-search the entire six-volume work. Hyperlink crossreferences are provided to similar myths (e.g., "Animals have second sight" is crossreferenced to "Dwarfs predict"). Additionally, motif-index entries (e.g., "Dwarfs predict") provide references to source literature (e.g., "Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; German: Pröhle Harzsagen No. 155, Bindewald 188").

Note: There also is a digital copy of the original six-volume set in HathiTrust: http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu/Record/001276245

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11407
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Alexander Street Video

Alternative Titles
Academic Video Online (ASP)
Description

Combined access to all of MLibrary's streaming video collections from Alexander Street Press. Includes American History in Video, Art & Architecture, Classical Music in Video, Counseling & Therapy in Video, Dance in Video, Ethnographic Video Online, Filmakers Library Online, March of Time, Opera in Video, Silent Film Online, Theatre in Video, and World History in Video.

Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared.  Most videos can be downloaded to a mobile device.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11345
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Filmakers Library Online

Alternative Titles
Filmmakers Library Online
Filmmaker's Library Online
Film Makers Library Online
Description

Filmakers Library Online provides over 1000 documentary films (over 800 hours), originally distributed by Filmakers Library.  Films are on a variety of topics such as health, history, education, gender studies and psychology.  MLibrary has Filmakers Library Online Volumes 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3.

Each film has a transcript; many include filmmaker biography and notes. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available for 48 hours.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11283
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Ethnographic Video Online

Alternative Titles
ASP Ethnographic Video Online
Alexander Street Press: Anthropology
EVO
Description

Ethnographic Video Online contains over 1800 films, primarily ethnographic documentaries and interviews of anthropologists. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of some of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including previously unreleased raw footage, field notes and study guides. Documentaries from key filmmakers such as John Marshall, Timothy Ash, Robert Gardner, David MacDougall, John Bishop, David Plath, and others provide long-term perspectives on the study of regions and cultures, as well as the historical development of documentary film itself. Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared.  Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available to view for 48 hours.

This collection includes Ethnographic Video Volumes I, II and III.  Volume II provides an additional 450 films, including films from a number of new publishers and distributors such as the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), ZED, and Documentary Educational Resources (DER). In  Ethnographic Video III the focus is on cultures of the Pacific.

Type
Video
Coverage
1928-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10947
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Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

Alternative Titles
ELL2
ELL
Description

Second edition of this 14-volume encyclopedia, published in 2005. ELL2 is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of linguistics, with over 3,000 articles, 1500 illustrations and 38,000 references. Includes about 700 biographical entries and 200 language maps. Keith Brown, editor.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10941
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