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Contains abstracts of the world's literature in linguistics and language-related research, including journal articles, books, book reviews, dissertations and some conference proceedings. Covers all aspects of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology,syntax and semantics. Includes historical, comparative, theoretical and social linguistics and related disciplines such as anthropology, education, and ethnology. Covers 1973-present.
The main sources for identifying articles and books in Anthropology and related fields.
Online version of a quarterly publiction, which includes references to journal articles, miscellaneous papers, and books, arranged under sections on archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, and physical anthropology. Also contains cross references and a cross index.
Despite the dated design, the Anthropology Review Database is an up-to-date resource and an excellent place to find book reviews in anthropology. Contains approximately 2600 full-text reviews of books in anthropology.
eHRAF (e-Human Relations Area Files) World Cultures
Contains ethnographic and other documents describing the cultures of the world. Includes books, journal articles, and dissertations that are compiled into culture profiles. Many documents are in full-text.