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1 Online databases

The following databases can be accessed from the Database list. When you are off-campus you will need an ATHENS username and password.

In the 2010-2011 Academic Year this will have been set up for you.

EBSCO Academic Search Complete





Web of Knowledge
The Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Citation Indexes.

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2 Academic Institutions

Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing, University of Kent
A useful starting point for information

Goldsmith's, University of London: Department of Anthropology
Details of the Anthropology Department at Goldsmith's College.

Goldsmith's, University of London: Centre for Visual Anthropology

The London School of Economics: Department of Anthropology
Details of staff, courses etc.

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3 Directories, gateways etc

Academic Info: Anthropology
A comprehensive site with an extensive collection of links.

Anthropology museums and libraries

Anthropology on the Web
A useful site with many good links.

Anthropology Web
A vast site with a wide range of links.

Coombspapers Social Sciences Research Databank
From the Australian National University. Extensive collection of research papers.

CyberPursuits: Anthropology

Folklore and mythology electronic texts
For anybody studying legends and folktales this will be an excellent starting-point.

National Anthropological Archives

Native American Indian Resources
Has not been updated since 1997, but still provides some excellent links.

Native web Server
Provides access to many sites on native studies

The Anthropological Index of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
A useful site.

Yahoo Anthropology and Archaeology

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4 Institutes, societies etc

American Anthropological Association

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

American Society of Primatologists
Has some useful links to sites of interest.

Oriental Institute: University of Chicago
Provides a guide to the rapidly increasing and widely distributed data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East via the Internet.

Primate Society of Great Britain

The Royal Anthropological Institute
Provides details about the Institute and its publications.

Centre for World Indigenous Studies
Offers a very useful search facility for sites about indigenous peoples.

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5 Museums

Anthropology Museums and Libraries

Museum of Paleontology at the University of California

The Natural History Museum

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard
Provides access to much useful information and to images of various artefacts.

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6 Electronic journals

Africa Recovery
The online version of Africa Recovery. Provides the full text of articles.

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7 Specific Subjects


Center for World Indigenous Studies
Provides a comprehensive collection of links

Cultural survivor

Native Web: South American section

Nativenet discussion list (Archive)
Provides information and debate eg What is Chagnon up to? Can he be trusted?

Rozenberg Publishers
This is an independent publishing house. Publishes in the area of development studies.

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Anthropology of refugees

European research centre on Migration and Ethnic relations

International Organisation for Migration
Offers the Migration web which is the gateway to migration related information on the internet

Refugee Council
The refugee council is the largest organisation in the UK working with refugees and asylum seekers

Refugee Studies Programme, Oxford University
Its objective is to carry out multidisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of forced migration.

Relief Web
Aims to serve the information needs of the humanitarian relief community.

United Nations
A very comprehensive site. Has a section on humanitarian affairs.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees
A very useful site for anybody interested in refugee studies. Enables you to search individual countries.

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Primate sites
Provides a very comprehensive collection

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Printed Resources

  • The Dictionary of Anthropology [306.03/DIC]
  • Macmillan Dictionary of Anthropology [306.03/SEY]
  • Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology [301/COM]
  • Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology [301.03/ENC]

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Contact Subject Librarian

The Subject Specialist for Anthropology is Robin Stinson. For further information, please contact Robin Stinson by mail or call on 020 8223 4815.

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