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Anthropological Fieldwork Online

Anthropological Fieldwork Online

Coming Soon

Anthropological Fieldwork Online is the first fully indexed, cross-searchable, primary source database of its kind. It unfolds the historical development of anthropology from a global perspective—with archival collections from North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific

Anthropology Commons

Anthropology Commons

Coming Soon

The Anthropology Commons is a ground-breaking collaboration to create the world’s largest, most comprehensive open access repository of primary sources in anthropology. Alexander Street, together with participating libraries, will launch the Commons in early 2016 by making openly available 8,000 pages of Ruth Benedict’s fieldwork. Open content will be fully indexed and cross-searchable with all Alexander Street anthropology collections for easy discoverability, creating a new standard for open access resources in the field.

Anthropology Online

Anthropology Online

Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of seminal texts, written ethnographies, field notes, memoirs, and contemporary studies covering human behavior the world over. It addresses all areas of the discipline, from applied and linguistic anthropology to medical and visual anthropology. Materials come from leading practitioners and theorists and include tens of thousands of pages of previously unpublished archival material.

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

Early Encounters in North America documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women.

Ethnographic Video Online Series

Ethnographic Video Online Series

Explore the complete films of Australian documentarian Dennis O’Rourke. His films, which have become classics in anthropology classrooms, are now available in Ethnographic Video Online, Volume III: Indigenous Voices. His lens captured the decolonization in Papua New Guinea, Aboriginal activism in Australian society, and the clash of mass-market capitalism with indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands.

Individual DVDs and Streaming Videos

The Last Nomads

Alexander Street offers a variety of anthropology and ethnography videos in both DVD and streaming formats and is the exclusive source for streaming video from Filmakers Library.

North American Indian Thought and Culture

North American Indian Thought and Culture

North American Indian Thought and Culture contains more than 110,000 pages of text detailing the personal stories of North America’s first inhabitants. Many of their perspectives are previously unpublished, rare, or hard to find, and together they present a broad spectrum of Indian and Canadian First People’s experiences from their own point of view.