In the First person

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As of December 19th, 2014, Alexander Street Press decommissioned In the First Person. For rationale see the Alexander Street web page about this database.

In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of more than 3,350 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. Here you can search and explore the personal thoughts of thousands of individuals from all walks of life and through hundreds of years of history. It's a unique tool that can search such a broad swathe of human thought so easily.

It lets you keyword search more than 650,000 pages of full-text by more than 15,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to some 3,500 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records.

The index contains approximately 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, and 17,000 oral history entries.

(from the homepage)


Approximately 25% of the index points to materials that are in copyright. These materials are not available without a subscription. Trent does not currently subscribe.

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Abstracts in Anthropology

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Trent will not be renewing this subscription in Fall 2015.

Abstracts in Anthropology is a comprehensive abstracting journal in the field of anthropology, publishing three thousand abstracts per volume which provide a thorough coverage of anthropological scholarship in all its subfields:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Linguistics

(from the website - see more)

Searching can be done by keyword, author, publication name, or year of publication. There is also a browsable subject list. You can sign yourself up for an account to be able to save your searches.

We also have this index in print in the library. This is a citation-only database, so there is no full-text connected to it.


Use the link to E-Journals A-Z on the library's homepage to find out if Trent has access to an article you find listed in this index.

1986 to 2014
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You cannot link directly to full-text in this database, because there is no full-text. Find the article in another database using E-Journals A-Z and look for a stable URL in that database.


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