Arlington: American Anthropological Association, 2005–. This database is the most important online resource for the field and contains the full text of publications of the association from the first issues.
Mountain View: OCLC, 2002–. An online index to anthropology publications from the eighteenth century to the present. This work combines indexes maintained by the British Museum Anthropology Library and Harvard’s Tozzer Library.
(HRAF). Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1968–. A huge collection of anthropological data, including books, articles, and field reports, sorted into cultural classifications. The electronic version of this resource has two parts: eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology.
http://www.aaanet.org/resources. A selective guide to sites on anthropology, archaeology, and ethnology as well as organizations, institutions, and online discussion groups. The list is part of the Web site of the American Anthropological Association.
http://www.anthropologie.net. Founded in 1995, a directory of sites primarily devoted to anthropology. Includes journals, organizations, institutions, research and data arranged by region and links to topics such as law, cultural heritage and paleoanthropology. The site is edited by Bernard Olivier Clist.
By David H. Price. Newbury Park: Sage, 1989. Provides geographic context for bibliographic information about cultures. Forty maps are used to locate 3,500 cultural groups, for which bibliographies are provided.
Ed. Steve Jones et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. A handy source for overviews of the field. The work surveys human evolution in thematic chapters.
Ed. Melvin Ember and Carol Ember. 4 vols. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2001. Covers world cultures, including both the national culture held in common by citizens of a country and variations within the country. The work includes demographic, historical, economic, political, and religious information about each culture.
Ed. Thomas Barfield. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997. Defines and explores terms and concepts in social and cultural anthropology. The work includes some biographical sketches and longer articles on theoretical topics.
Ed. David Levinson and Melvin Ember. 4 vols. New York: Holt, 1996. Offers 340 lengthy articles written by specialists on approaches, methods, concepts, and topics related to cultural anthropology. Articles are followed by bibliographies of key research.
Ed. Peter N. Peregrine and Melvin Ember. 9 vols. New York: Kluwer, 2001. Provides information on all cultures known through archaeology, arranged by region. Major traditions are surveyed along with specific information about archaeological sites. The work is published in conjunction with the Human Relations Area Files.
Ed. David Levinson. 10 vols. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1991–. With supplements. Covers more than 1,500 cultural groups, arranged alphabetically within regions. Entries summarize information on the distribution, belief systems, kinship structures, and history of the groups and provide selective bibliographies. The encyclopedia is based on information in the Human Relations Area Files.