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Anthropology/Sociology Databases - Library

Academic Search Complete

Provides comprehensive research and peer-reviewed articles on all subjects.


Archives of Sexuality and Gender

LGBTQ history through fully-searchable newsletters, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources.


Associated Press Collections Online

This resource gives insight into major events, people and trends from the mid-1800s through the twentieth century from the Associated Press Corporate Archive.


Bibliography of Native North Americans

A database that covers all aspects of native North American culture, history and life, including a wide range of related topics.




Includes research and articles on anthropological and sociological topics.


Brazilian & Portuguese History & Culture

Originally the personal library of the Brazilian diplomat, historian, and journalist Manoel de Oliveira Lima; the Oliveira Lima Library has long been regarded as one of the finest collections of Luso-Brazilian materials available to academics.


British Literary Manuscripts Online

Offers students and researchers unprecedented online access to 565,000 page images and descriptions of rare manuscripts, c.1100 to 1660.


British Library Newspapers

The most comprehensive range of regional and local newspapers in Britain between the mid eighteenth and mid twentieth centuries ever made available in a digital collection.


Cambridge Histories Online

Housing some of the world's best scholarship on history, this database will provide you with access to e-books on various topics in world history.


Canadian Newsstand Complete

Provides up-to-date online access to a large number of Canadian newspapers.


Chatham House Online Archive

The world-leading centre for policy research on international affairs covering the 20th and 21st centuries.


China from Empire to Republic

English-language periodicals published in or about China during a period of over 130 years, extending from 1817 until the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.


Crime 1790-1920

This digital archive presents a broad history of crime in the long 19th Century, appealing to historians and literary scholars, as well as scholars in the areas of law and criminal justice.


Daily Mail Archive 1896-2004

The Daily Mail in a fully searchable and browse-able digital format.


Early Arabic Printed Books

Arabic printed books from the British Library (1475-1900) is the first full-text searchable digital library of early printed books in Arabic script.


The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2013

An invaluable perspective on the great events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


eHRAF World Cultures

eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural and ethnographic database that contains descriptive information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups.


Eighteenth Century Collections Online

This collection contains every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom between the years 1701 and 1800.


Films on Demand: Digital Education Videos

Provides access to thousands of videos (documentaries and other peer-reviewed productions) that cover most areas of research.


Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2010

The complete searchable facsimile run of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper, from 1888 to 2010.


Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement and Colonial Encounters

A digital collection of primary sources including material from the Hudson Bay Archives and the Glenbow Archives.


Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies (GRBS)

GRBS is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal devoted to the culture and history of Greece from Antiquity to the Renaissance.


The Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003

Gives students and researchers unprecedented online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003.


The Independent Digital Archive 1986-2016

A digital collection that covers the full run of the newspaper from its very first issue until the end of 2016.


Indigenous Peoples North America

The archive includes extensive monograph, manuscript, newspaper, periodical and photograph collections.



Provides research and peer-reviewed content on a wide array of issues, including history, sociology, anthropology, and much more.


Liberty Magazine 1924-1950

Experience three decades of life in middle America through a magazine that both reflected and influenced it.


The Listner Historical Archive 1929-1991

In addition to commenting expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, the Listener also previewed major literary and musical shows and regularly reviewed new books.


The Making of the Modern World

Invaluable for an understanding of the competition for empire and the projection of European power from 1500 to the early twentieth century. Nineteenth Century Collections Online Monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages.


Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals

This collection marks the advent of commercial lifestyle publishing in Britain and charts the rapid rise of modern magazine culture.


Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

A full-text searchable, facsimile-image database that provides an as-it-happened window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America.


Omnifile Full Text Select (H. W. Wilson)

Comprehensive, full-text research across a variety of disciplines, including topical coverage on ethnic studies, women's studies, history, and more.


The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

This encyclopedia charts the interdisciplinary field of Peace Studies.


Oxford Reference

This database provides quick and easy access to Oxford's reference publishing. (limited access)


Picture Post Historical Archive

The Picture Post Historical Archive comprises the complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957.


Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection

Research in the psychological aspects of sociology.



Research in the psychological aspects of sociology.


Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992

From its early years as a campaigner for social justice to its transformation into national icon, Punch played a central role in the formation of British identity – and how the rest of the world saw the British.


Sabin America

Offers a perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late fifteenth century to the first decades of the twentieth century.


Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers

17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers represents the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library.


Slavery & Anti-Slavery - A Transitional Archive

A scholarly collection of approximately 1.5 million pages of primary source documents focussing on the abolitionist movement and the conflicts within it, the anti- and pro-slavery arguments of the period, and the debates on the subject of colonization.


Smithsonian Collections Online

The Smithsonian’s vast, unmatched primary source materials from deep within the museums, libraries, and archives of the world’s largest museum and research complex.


SocINDEX with Full Text

The world's most comprehensive and highest-quality sociology research database.


State Papers Online 1509-1714

Offers researchers a ground-breaking online resource for understanding two hundred years of British and European history, from the reign of Henry VIII to the end of the reign of Queen Anne.


State Papers Online 1714-1782

Gives researchers and students unprecedented access to British Government records during the Age of Enlightenment.


The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006

The Sunday Times has provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week’s news and society at large.


The Telegraph Historical Archive 1855-2000

A fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world’s largest selling newspaper.


The Times Digital Archive 1785-2011

Online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of the Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century news coverage.


World History in Context

Fulltext access to reference sources from Gale and its premier partners.


World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean

Brings together in a single place a rich collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean.


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Academic Journals

Open Access to many professional journals.


Digital Commons Network

Brings toether free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of thousands of universities and colleges worldwide.


Directory of Open Access Journals

Linking together thousands of open access journals and over a million open access articles.



Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.