Databases in social anthropology

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Anthropology Online

Provides anthropological literature, ethograpic films, field notes, memoirs and other texts. The transcript films are streamed in a format suitable for a PC monitor and have the ability to save clips, annotate and create collections for courses and the like. As of October 2013, the collection concists of over 1800 documentaries and more than 100.000 pages of text material, including previously unpublished text from imporant archives. See also Ethnographic video online.

Annual Review of Anthropology

Annual overview of current topics in anthropology in the form of essays with exstensice bibliographies. Available online in full text from Vol25. (1996) - .The publicatio`s website provides the opportunity to search and links the referencxes in the articles to Oria and other bases. Vol. 1. (1972) - Vol. 28 (1999) can be found in JSTOR. Also available in printed version in the library.


American Anthropological Associations journals (American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, Ethos, Medical Anthropology Quarterly etc. fulltext.)

Anthropology Plus

Anthropological Index fra Royal Anthropological Institute Library og Museum of Mankind library and Anthropological Literature from Harvard University.  Anthropological Index includes referances to journal articles from 1957 to the present, while Anthropolical Literature refer to anthropologcal literature from as far back as the 19th century.

ATLA Religion Database

Database from American Theological Library Association (ATLA). Contains references from all research field in religion. Includes citations of over 350.000 articles from 1400 journals. More than 150.000 citations from chapters in 14.000 edited books, and more than 350.000 citations of book reviews.  

IBSS- International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary social science database with references to articles and books. Published by UNESCO og British Library of Political and Economic Science, London School of Economics.

ISI-Web of knowledge

ISI bases are divided into three disciplines: Social Science Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index and Science Citation Index. Here you can search for articles, book reviews and citations. Rank journals by citation frequency - so-called "impact factor". 


Nordic database (articles, reports etc.)

Sociological Abstracts

Sosiological database from the International Sociologial Association that indexes journals, conference papers and doctoral dissertations. Includes both summary and citation links. Also contains references from related disciplines such as anthropology and pedagogy and is a good base for searching social anthropological literature-

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Keesings Records of World Events

International newspaper article service. Covers "news" from the last 40 years.




A comprehensive collection of databases that provide access to multidisciplinary information about Africa from the sixteenth century to the present. From NISC in South Africa.

Africalit (NAI)

Covers a number of topics on modern Africa with an emphasis on history, politics and other social sciences as well as African fiction. From fra Nordic Africa Institute.

American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies

Contains references to journal articles, books, books chapters, reviews, dissertations, online resources and selected public documents on Eastern and Central Europe published in the United States and Canada.

Asia Portal (NIAS)

A Nordic information portal from the Nordic Institutes of Asian Studies in Copenhagen for Nordic research focused on Asia. Provides access to a variety of journals, news services and information resources in Western and Asian languages. The content is mainly in the social sciences and the humanities. Limited access to "Academic resources".

Bibliography of Asian Studies

References to articles (journals and books) in Western languages. Includes all of Asia. From The Association of Asian Studies, Michigan, USA. From approx. 1971.

Central and Eastern European Online Library

C.E.E.O.L. provides access to full text articles in PDF format from 303 journals in the humanities and social sciences with topics from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.


Indexes Latin American journals in the natural sciences and humanities. Provides access to more than 300.000 bibliograpic entries journals in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

Bibliography of subjects from the social sciences and humanities in Latin America. Published by the Hispanatic Division of the Library of Congress. From approx. 1935.

Index Islamicus (SOAS)

Literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Covers over 3000 journals in addition to books, conference contributions and book reviews. From the School of Oriental and African studies in London. 

Southeast Asian Serials Index

Content from and about Southeast Asia and Indonesia. A collaborative project at the  Australian National University and The Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology (KITLV) in Leiden, Nederland.

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