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  • Combined indexes on anthropology, archaeology and related interdisciplinary research from Harvard's Tozzer Library and the Royal Anthropological Institute.

    Simultaneous User Limit: 4
  • Streaming video of classic and contemporary ethnographic documentaries.

  • Enormous index to scholarly journals in all disciplines. Includes Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index from the first issue to the present. Provides the ability to search on cited references as well as more typical search criteria.

  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts indexes and abstracts journals and other publications in disciplines concerned with the nature and use of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics.

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  • An online collection of over 3,300 fully searchable high quality ebooks in the humanities.

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    Limited to 20 simultaneous users.
  • Primary source database of original fieldwork from prominent ethnographers.

  • Important texts in anthropology including ethnographies, field notes, memoirs and previously unpublished material from archives.

  • Searchable digital database of American Anthropological Association journals.

  • Composed of over 2.5 million images, Artstor provides faculty and students with a comprehensive image resource in a wide array of subjects with the breadth and depth to add context and examine influences beyond the confines of your discipline.

    * On August 1, 2024, Artstor will fully merge with JSTOR, and the Artstor platform will be retired.

  • 2,000 hours of previously unpublished field recordings from around the world.

  • Online resource to music research of all the world’s peoples.

  • Over 3 million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. Broad coverage of international material including 100 languages and countries.

  • A collection of databases in the social sciences, including PAIS, Sociological Abstracts, Intl. Bibliography of the Social Sciences and more, and full text coverage of journal articles. The contents can be searched individually or as a group.

  • An aural encyclopedia of the world’s music traditions, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

  • Journal articles covering applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences; full text from 1994 forward; indexing with abstracts from 1984 forward.

  • Index to journals in the social sciences 1929-1983.

  • Thousands of examples of the world’s music, dance and other expressive behavior. All of the data and many of the analyses of research into the expressive arts carried out under the direction of Alan Lomax and the anthropologist Conrad Arensberg from 1960 to 1995 at Columbia University and Hunter College.