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  • Abstracts in Anthropology
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    Currently, this database contains abstracts from print issue 43.1 (2001) through present.
  • American Indian Histories and Cultures
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    Provides access to a wide variety of primary source material from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Topics covered range from early encounters between American Indians and Europeans; interactions with colonial powers and the US government; conflict, wars and military contact; the fur trade and Indian traders; education and American Indian boarding schools, and the civil rights movement and political activism. Includes manuscripts, maps, atlases, photographs, artwork, correspondence, travel journals, diaries and much more.
  • American Museum of Natural History Research Library
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    This collection includes full text of current and back issues of the five AMNH scientific series in the areas of zoological systematics, paleontology, geology, evolution, and anthropology conducted by museum scientists and their colleagues. Subjects: (under Science & Engineering) Biology and Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
  • Anthropological Index Online
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    Index of current periodicals in the Museum of Mankind Library. Covers physical and cultural anthropology, archeology and linguistics from 1970-present.
  • Anthropology Plus
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    Anthropology Plus
    • Brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK
    • Offers worldwide indexing of all core periodicals, in addition to lesser known journals, from the early 19th century to today
    • Provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture and interdisciplinary studies
  • AnthroSource
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    Anthropology index for many of the American Antropological Association's most critical peer-reviewed publications, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Anthropology and Humanism, Archaeological Publications of the American Anthropological Association, Cultural Anthropology, and Ethos.
  • ARD, Anthropology Review Database, 1990
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    Collection of refereed reviews covering all types of anthropological publications, including including books, audiovisual materials, multimedia, exhibits, tourist sites, conferences, and on-line resources. It is intended to improve the level of access of anthropologists to anthropological literature by making them more aware of what is being published and helping them to evaluate its relevance to their own interests.Reviews are published individually, as soon as they clear the editorial process. The database contains the signed, refereed reviews they publish themselves, citations to those published in /American Antiquity/, and links to a number of online publications and sites.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
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    The Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes 1,100 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

    This database is part of USC's subscription to the Web of Science.

    The AHCI is also available in print in the Doheny Reference Center.

  • Arts & Humanities Full Text
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    This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies. It is designed to complement the following indexes: ABM, Avery, BHA, BHI, DAAI, Index Islamicus, MLA, Philosopher's Index and RILM.
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
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    From the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), this is an electronic publication that contains the citations from the cumulative eight volumes of the Ethnographic Bibliography of North America as well as additional new citations. The Bibliography of Native North Americans contains citations to literature about native peoples of North America published from the sixteenth century to the present. Native North Americans include Aleuts; Eskimos or Inuit of Greenland, northern Canada, Alaska, and eastern Siberia; and other native peoples (i.e. "Indians") of Alaska, Canada, the United States, and Mexico north of the northern boundary of Mesoamerica. All citations are to published materials: books, journal articles, essays, conference papers, and US and Canadian government documents.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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    This web site provides access to the full-text content of 4,274 e-books purchased by the USC Libraries from netLibrary. The books are searchable by both author and title. In addition, all books included in this collection are accessible through Homer.
  • eHRAF Archaeology
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    Part of the full text library historically provided by the Human Relations Area Files. Published materials (books, journal articles, and dissertations) in the field of Archaeology. Uses subject terms developed in the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM).
  • eHRAF World Cultures
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    HRAF is an acronym for Human Relations Area Files, a non-profit institution founded in 1949 at Yale University. HRAF is a consortium of educational, research, and cultural organizations, and government agencies; its mission is to encourage and facilitate the study of human culture, society, and behavior. This mission is accomplished mainly through the compilation, indexing, and distribution of a collection of ethnographic and other texts that are indexed by culture and subject.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
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    Ethnic NewsWatch now includes two collections: 1) Ethnic NewsWatch, a current collection (1990-present) of newspapers,magazines and journals from ethnic and minority presses. The publications offer both national and regional coverage. 2) Ethnic NewsWatch: A History(1959-1989), which includes over 30 full-text newspapers, magazines and journals, focusing on African American, Hispanic American, and Native American presses from 1959-1989.
  • Ethnographic Video Online: Volume 1 (North America)
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    Ethnographic Video Online provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior – more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more. This first release includes 404 videos totaling roughly 270 hours.
  • EVIA Digital Archive Project
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    Ethnographic field videos representing religious, ethnic, and cultural groups worldwide. Collections span several decades. Content includes music, dance, everyday life, important events, and interviews.
  • Family & Society Studies Worldwide
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    Family Studies Database is the world's most comprehensive, systematic, and non-evaluative resource of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, and Human Development. FSD, including FAMILY, provides over 198,000 abstracts and bibliographic records drawn from over a thousand professional journals, books, popular literature, conference papers, government reports, and other sources, many of which are indexed exclusively in FSD. About 9,000 abstracts are added each year.
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  • FAMSI Research Materials: Explore Mesoamerica
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    This database covers Mesoamerica, a cradle of early civilization and a geographical area covering parts of Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. It was occupied by ancient cultures with shared religious beliefs, art, architecture and technology from about 1500 B.C. to A.D. 1519--the time of European contact. With one search it is possible to retrieve information from all the FAMSI collections at once including the bibliographic and image collections. The collections include the Bibliografia Mesoamericana (an ongoing project) the Bibliography of Prehistoric and Early Historic Maya Human Osteology; the Catalogue of Zapotec Effigy Vessels; the Kerr Portfolio; the Mayavase Database; the Schele drawing and photo collections, the Tikal Digital Access Project and more. It is produced by the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI).
  • FRANCIS
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    Multilingual, multidisciplinary information in the humanities (63%), social sciences (33%), and economics (4%.
  • Hispanic-American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
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    Locate articles in the humanities and social sciences from and about Latin America and related to Chicano and Latino studies from the Hispanic American Periodicals Index. Some fulltext available.
  • HLAS Online
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    HLAS Online, the Handbook of Latin American Studies, is the major bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1935, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.
  • LexisNexis Academic
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    Database of full text online news, business, financial, legal, medical, biographical, government and domestic and international newspaper resources.
    Please check all license agreements posted on the Lexis/Nexis Website at http://www.lexisnexis.com/terms/general. Failure to follow the Terms & Conditions may result in revocation of the Lexis/Nexis license for the University of Southern California. Furthermore it is expressedly forbidden to write search scripts to search this databases.
  • Mass Observation Online
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    Original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organization, together with printed publications, photographs and interactive maps. The social research organization, Mass Observation, was founded in 1937. The aim was to create an 'anthropology of ourselves', and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers, they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. This resource covers the original Mass Observation project, the bulk of which was carried from 1937 until the mid 1970s. Includes surveys, diaries, directives, File Reports and monographic publications issued as a result of the project.
  • SAGE eReference
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    Sage e-Reference is a full-text collection of over 80 online specialized encyclopedias in the social sciences, including communications, gender studies, social work, history, psychology, etc. Search one encyclopedia, or all of them simultaneously.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
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    The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

    This database is part of USC's subscription to the Web of Science.

    The SSCI is also available on CD-ROM (1981-) and print (1969-) in the Doheny Reference Center.

  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.
  • Web of Science
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    Web of Science (a.k.a. Web of Knowledge): Provides citations covering over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Includes:Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded); Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI); Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH); Index Chemicus (IC); and Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded). Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool.