Anthropology

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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Ethnologue, Languages of the World

Alternative Titles
Ethnolog
Description

Encyclopedia of the world’s known living languages.  Produced by SIL, the Summer Institute in Linguistics. Organized by world area, UN region and country.  Lists alternate language and dialect names.  Includes estimate of number of speakers, writing scripts used, availability of literature.  Includes statistical information and language maps.

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10499
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Bibliography of Asian Studies

Alternative Titles
BAS
Description

This online version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to the East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present. The online BAS contains the full data of all of the printed editions of the BAS issued from 1971 up to the 1991 edition (published in 1997), as well as tens of thousands of entries compiled since.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1971 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10203
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Web of Science

Alternative Titles
Web of Science Core Collection, WoSCC, WSCC
ISI Web of Science, ISI Citation Indexes, WebOfScience, WoS, Web of Sci.
SCI, SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI, AHCI, A&HCI, CPCI, CPCI-S, CPCI-SSH, BCI, BKCI, BKCI-S, BKCI-SSH
Science Expanded, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Conference Proceedings, and Book Citation Index
Description

Covering 12,000+ scholarly journals, plus selected books and published conference proceedings in all academic disciplines, the Web of Science Core Collection combines seven citation indexes which permit searching for articles that cite a known author or work, as well as searching by subject, author, journal, and author address:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
  • Book Citation Index - Science (BKCI-S)
  • Book Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (BKCI-SSH)
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1900 - (varies by index: 1900 - for Science and Social Sciences; 1975 - for Arts & Humanities, 1990 - for Conference Proceedings, 2005 - for Books)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10165
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Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)

Alternative Titles
SSCI
Web of Knowledge SSCI
Web of Science SSCI
Description

A multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1900 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10167
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WorldCat

Alternative Titles
World Cat, OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC)
RLG Union Catalog, Research Libraries Group, RLIN, Research Libraries Information Network
Description

Combined catalog describing over 360 million books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in 470 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 25,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, 40 national libraries, and selected libraries from 170 countries worldwide). Incorporates all records from the former Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (also known as RLIN, the Research Libraries Information Network).

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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