Anthropology

Subject Librarian
email Priscilla Seaman

emailpseaman@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3546
location_onUniversity Library: LI-228

Key Databases

Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus is one of the most comprehensive indexes covering the fields of anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and related interdisciplinary research.

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Coverage:
Late 19th century to the present
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to five concurrent users
AnthroSource

AnthroSource provides current content from American Anthropology Associations's diverse portfolio of 32 anthropological publications which includes journals, books, monographs, bulletins and newsletters.

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Coverage:
varies with title going back over 100 years
Updated:
as publication issues are released
Fulltext:
yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Ethnographic Video Online (EVO)

Over 2500 videos on the study of human culture, behavior and society around the world.

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Coverage:
NA
Updated:
NA
Fulltext:
NA
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Abstracts in Anthropology

Abstracts in Anthropology provides a thorough coverage of anthropological scholarship in all its subfields: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics.

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Coverage:
Indexing with abstracts, 2001-presents
Updated:
bimonthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Web of Science (also known as WOS)

The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes coverage from 1983 on for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It also includes citation coverage for books, conference proceedings, data sets, patents and other materials (coverage dates vary).

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Coverage:
1983+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
HRAF (also known as: eHRAF World Cultures)

The Human Relations Area File (HRAF) Collection of Ethnography covers information on all aspects of social and cultural life from selected cultures around the world. Note: Cultures not treated on the Web may be found in the HRAF fiche collection in the microforms room of the University Library.

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Coverage:
1991 +
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
BioOne

BioOne is a collection of bioscience research journals. Most of these titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. Over 60 titles are currently available. View the complete title list.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PolicyMap

PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping product. Data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates. A complete list of GIS data available can be found in their data directory.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Ethnologue

Ethnologue lists a total of 7,097 living languages worldwide, and also contains data on languages which have gone out of use since the first appearance of the publication 67 years ago. This edition lists 370 such recently extinct languages. Ancient, classical, and long-extinct languages are not listed.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Alternative Press Index

API includes newspapers, magazines, periodicals, free press or community based news, some of which chronicles "radical" and left of center perspectives as well as speakers noted from social justice and social change.

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Coverage:
1991+
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to 2-5 concurrent users
Biological Abstracts

This resource covers a wide range of life science subjects, indexing articles in 5,200 biological and medical research journals.

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Coverage:
1991 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to 10 concurrent users
BioMed Central

BioMed Central is an online journal collection of more than 100 mostly open access journals.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Book citation index - Social Science and Humanities

Supports cited reference searching for scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities.

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Coverage:
2005 - Current
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dissertations @ SUNY Albany

Includes all dissertations written at the University at Albany.

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Coverage:
1861 + Indexing
1988 + Abstracts
1997 + Full text
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

"The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences" strives to be the "...most comprehensive reference work ever published in the biological sciences." Almost 3000 topics are covered.

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Coverage:
Current
Updated:
Irregularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Ethnic Newswatch

Full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic and native press, searchable in English and Spanish.

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Coverage:
Mid-1980's +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to two concurrent users
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Searchable by broad subject category or keyword. Most files are freely available to download and is an itegral part of the infrastructure of social science research. In order to download data, first-time UAlbany users must create a MyData account from a UAlbany computer. Once you have created an account that identifies you with UAlbany, you may access ICPSR data from off-campus and social media accounts.

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Coverage:
1962 +
Updated:
As new data becomes available
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

This database indexes both core and specialized journals (2,600) and books in the social sciences. Core disciplines covered are anthropology, economics, political science and sociology, with additional coverage in other social science fields. Thirty percent of the records are in languages other than English.

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Coverage:
1951 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Fully revised and updated in 2015, this encyclopedia has about 4000 articles on the social and behavioral sciences, including anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and the evolutionary sciences.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

Covers international literature in all aspects of the study of language (including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics) and linguistics (including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics).

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Coverage:
1973 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MEDLINE with Full Text [via ProQuest]

MEDLINE with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE with Full Text uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. The database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Project Muse

400 Scholarly journals in literature humanities, social sciences, mathematics, cultural and gender studies from Johns Hopkins University Press. The journal list is available for browsing.

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Coverage:
1993 +
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection

This Collection provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PubMed

PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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Coverage:
1966 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Sage Research Methods

Sage Research Methods provides a comprehensive array of resources related to quantitative and qualitative social science research methodologies. Included in this database are reference materials, journal articles, books, handbooks, and video which describe and explain social science research methods.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Social Explorer

SocialExplorer is award winning demographic data visualization and research website designed to engage users through dynamic maps and customizable reports. From research libraries to classrooms to government agencies to corporations to the front page of the New York Times, SocialExplorer helps the public engage with society and science. Creating an account is optional. To continue without being able to save and share projects, click "Use as a guest". Please see a reference librarian for any questions.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously updated
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users