Anthropology

WorldCat

Alternative Titles
WorldCat (OCLC)
OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC)
RLG Union Catalog, RLIN
World Cat
Description

Over 62 million records describing books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in over 400 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 57,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN).

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10075
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eHRAF World Cultures

Alternative Titles
Human Relations Area Files (eHRAF) World Cultures
Human Relations Area Files
HRAF Collection of Ethnography
Description

Nearly one million pages of ethnographic and other texts on over 280 of the world's cultures, past and present.  Meticulously indexed by culture and subject at the paragraph level to facilitate cross-cultural searching.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
Compilation of materials published since 1949.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9997
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Africa-Wide Information (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
Africa-Wide Information (Incorporating South African Studies and African Studies)
African Studies Africa-Wide NiPAD
South African Studies
Description

Africa-Wide is a combination of two well-known databases, South African Studies and African Studies, published by Ebsco. It consists of more than 30 different database files from Africa, Europe and the U.S. with nearly two million records indexing articles, books, newspapers, government documents, radio and TV broadcasts, pamphlets, maps, theses, and music recordings. Topics covered include politics, history, economics, business, mining, natural sciences, environment, development, social issues, anthropology, literature, language, law, music, tourism and much more. Former title: Africa-Wide NiPAD. Limited to 1 concurrent user.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
19th century-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9773
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Social Science Research Network

Alternative Titles
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Description

Devoted to the rapid dissemination of research in the areas of accounting, economics, financial economics, Latin America, and legal scholarship. Includes email abstracting service and searchable database of abstracts and working papers. We subscribe to most, but not all the fee-based publications in SSRN. If you are a current UM affiliate, please check in MIRLYN or with library staff before purchasing any papers--we can usually get any paper you need free of charge.

NEW: in November 2012, the SSRN launched the Anthropology & Archaeology Research Network.  The AARN includes 14 new e-journals, free through May 2013.

 

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Varies by database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9727
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Abstracts in Anthropology

Description

Classified index and abstract of all four subfields of anthropology: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology and linguistics. Includes abstracts of site reports, analytical studies, and reports on field techniques and artifacts. Updated two times per year.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
2001-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9293
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Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities

Alternative Titles
ISI Proceedings, Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings
CPCI-SSH
Description

An index to the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of disciplines, from anthropology to zoology.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1990 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9235
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OAIster

Alternative Titles
OAIster [OCLC FirstSearch]
Description

Uses the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol to gather over 30 million records of free, useful, wide-ranging digital resources hosted at over 1,100 institutions. Covers resources of all kinds, including digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, datasets, theses, technical reports, research papers, etc. All records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by resource
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9105
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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Alternative Titles
PQDT, ProQuest Digital Dissertations (PQDD)
Dissertation Abstracts, Diss. Abs., Diss Abs
Index to Theses
Description

Indexing & authors' abstracts for most doctoral dissertations and some masters theses accepted each year in the United States and Canada (since 1861), plus thousands more from Great Britain and Ireland (since 1716), and selected other universities around the world (as far back as 1637).  Includes full-text (in PDF) of most* dissertations submitted at University of Michigan and the 14 other CIC/Big Ten Universities since 1997. 

[Note: Currently access is also provided to the full text of many additional dissertations from additional institutions, but this expanded full text access is temporary.]

*Two factors cause a certain percentage of dissertations not to be included:

1) Authors of dissertations have the right to restrict access to the full text of their dissertation from all ProQuest databases and document delivery services if they so choose.  Some publishers recommend or require blocking of access to the full text of a dissertation as a condition of publishing a revised version of a dissertation as a scholarly book.  If access to a dissertation listed in ProQuest has been restricted by the author, a notification of this appears in the full record display, to the right, above the MGet It button.

2) Increasingly, universities are requiring that doctoral degree candidates deposit their dissertations into the university's online repository, and changing submission to ProQuest from a requirement to an option.  For example, as of 2012, University of Michigan requires deposit of dissertations into its Deep Blue online repository, and no longer requires submission to ProQuest.  To the extent that authors elect not to submit their dissertations to ProQuest, its listings for dissertations will become gradually less complete over time.  (Its listings for dissertations filed at U-M in 2012 are about 80% complete.)

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1637 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9069
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International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (IESBS)

Alternative Titles
IESBS
Description

Online version of the largest reference work published in the social and behavioral sciences. Subjects covered include: anthropology, psychology, demography, economics, education, gender studies, law, linguistics,public policy, sociology, urban planning, etc.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1st Ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9025
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Hispanic American Periodicals Index

Alternative Titles
HAPI
Description
Provides citations drawn from more than 400 journals, primarily in Spanish or English, which cover Latin America, the Caribbean, and Hispanics in the United States.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1970-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8961
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