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* Anthropology: Ethnographies
Basic and Advanced Information for Resources in Anthropology.
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)
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.
Cross-cultural database that contains over 350,000 pages of information on aspects of cultural and social life. Organized into cultures and ethnic groups. Full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.
Bibliographic index to articles and essays on anthropology and archaeology, including art history, demography, economics, folklore, linguistics, psychology, and religious studies. Indexes articles two or more pages long in works published in English, Germanic, Slavic, Romance and selected Scandinavian languages from the 19th century to the present.
Ethnographies is not used as a subject term in the databases, but you can substitute the following keywords:
social life and customs
Combine these keywords with the group you are researching, for example: