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Key information resources for research in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, anthropological archaeology, and medical anthropology.

Ethnographies at UK Libraries

Thanks for Watching
Infections and Inequalities
My Freshman Year
Harlem World
Salvation on Sand Mountain
Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine
The Digitizing Family
Code of the Streets
The Urban Ethnography Reader
The Stickup Kids
The Age of Wild Ghosts
Custom and Confrontation
The Hold Life Has
A Musical View of the Universe



Birth As an American Rite of Passage
Veiled Sentiments
Stories in the Time of Cholera - Racial Profiling During a Medical Nightmare
Visibly Muslim
Indigenous Mestizos

Tools to Find Ethnographies

Ethnographies are published in various forms: books, ebooks, journal articles, and more. Use InfoKat, eHRAF World Cultures, and Anthropology Plus to locate ethnographies.


Ethnography: "writing about a people, where both writing and cultural difference are explicit or strongly implied," derived from direct observation and fieldwork, often including the interrelation of distinct cultural elements (from International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2008)

Ethnography Keywords

Ethnographies is not used as a subject term in the databases, but you can substitute the following keywords:

  • ethnology
  • social life and customs
  • case studies
  • social conditions

Combine these keywords with the group you are researching, for example:

  • college students social life and customs
  • navajo indians ethnology