A library database is a large, searchable, online collection of published scholarly materials.
The ANU Library subscribes to approximately 540 scholarly databases, containing many millions of searchable items, including scholarly journal articles, newspaper articles, images, streaming videos, music, and other academic publications.
Anthropological Fieldwork Online unfolds the historical development of anthropology from a global perspective, bringing together the work of early scholars who shaped the theories and methods students learn about, critique and re-shape today. Content is focused around each scholar's prominent field experience, with comprehensive inclusion of fieldwork, contextualizing documents from the same time period, including correspondence, and subsequent writings that led to major publications such as draft manuscripts, lectures and articles. Scholars can trace the full scholarly process in all of its stages, from qualitative data gathering to analysis through publication, while cross-searching contemporaneous research from the most important scholars in the discipline.
The Anthropological Index Online (AIO) is published by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) in cooperation with Anthropology Library and Research Centre at the British Museum. It is an index to articles in journals taken by the Library and to films held at the Royal Anthropological Institute. The Library, which incorporates the former RAI library, holds some 4,000 periodical titles (1,500 current) covering all branches and areas of anthropology. Nearly 800 journals, published in more than 40 languages, are indexed on a continuing basis. Records cover 1957 to the present.
An online service of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource is a portal offering access to current content from AAA's diverse portfolio of 32 anthropological publications including journals, books, monographs, bulletins, and newsletters spanning more than a century of full-text anthropological knowledge. Founded in 1902, the AAA is the world's largest organisation of individuals interested in anthropology.
A visual encyclopaedia of human behaviour and culture which includes material from every continent. Thematic areas include language and culture, body language, cooking, family structures, music and the arts, gender, and more. It contains classic and contemporary documentaries, previously unpublished footage, and selected feature films.
This is an online reference database on Australian Aboriginal tribes, nations, languages and dialectal groups. It caters for alternative names and spellings of tribes, places and dialects with links to archival files at the South Australian Museum.
The Informit Indigenous Collection (IIC) offers both topical and historical issues within Indigenous studies. Readily available, the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary framework encompasses anthropology, community development, cultural studies, economics, education, health, history, human geography, law and land rights, literature, politics and policy making, (post)colonial studies, psychology, race studies, sociology and visual and performing arts.
A bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on Australia's natural and cultural environment. Source documents include journals, unpublished reports, books, videos and conference proceedings. Subject coverage includes ceremonial grounds and sacred sites, historic towns and buildings, national parks, and world heritage sites.
A full text and indexed collection consisting of primary sources documenting the relationships of peoples in North America from 1474 to the present. Coverage includes exploration, discovery, travel, people, culture and the environment. Source documents include: letters, diaries, memoirs, images and accounts of early encounters.
A breadth of printed and manuscript sources over four centuries, providing a multitude of perspectives on the changing roles of women in history. This collection offers access to the works and legacy of many notable and influential women, but also a chance to hear the voices of forgotten and ordinary women. It includes papers and rare printed works of important female writers and thinkers; life writing and autobiographies of a range of 18th and 19th century women; the papers of Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette, political activist and campaigner; diaries and correspondence of aristocratic women, giving insights into the social, political and cultural history of rich and powerful women of the 18th and 19th centuries; women's travel writing - manuscript and printed accounts of women travellers, missionaries, tourists and women living across the British Empire.