Anthropology

Australasian Literature Online

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Australasian Literature Online optimizes the study of literature by uniting nearly a century of quintessential literary works into one expansive online resource. With a strong focus on Indigenous Australians, Maori, Pacific Islanders, and female voices, the collection delivers more than 120,000 pages of poetry and fiction that capture the vibrancy of Australasia.

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 Materials come from leading practitioners and theorists and include tens of thousands of pages of previously unpublished archival material.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

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.

Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901

Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1

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Through first-person accounts, including letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, this collection provides a unique and personal view of events in the region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the 19th century.

Ethnographic Video Online

Ethnographic Video Online

Ethnographic Video Online: Volume I is a video resource for the study of human culture and behavior, containing more than 1,000 of the classic and contemporary documentaries most frequently taught in classrooms. It includes works by world-famous pioneers Robert Flaherty, John Marshall, Jean Rouch, Robert Gardner, and others.

Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II

Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II

This second volume of Ethnographic Video Online explores hundreds of cultures through classic and contemporary documentaries, field recordings, and previously unpublished material. Building on the foundational content in the first volume, it introduces high-value archival material while also focusing on the state of the discipline today, exploring issues such as environmental crises, refugee migration, and endangered languages.

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

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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.

Smithsonian Global Sound® for Libraries

smithsonian global sound

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is the largest and most comprehensive streaming audio collection of world music. It provides streaming access to over 42,000 tracks from world music archives in Asia and Africa and the Smithsonian archives, providing a veritable encyclopedia of global musical and aural traditions.