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Trial: Anthropology Resources

Until December 19, 2012

Three online databases are on trial at the Trent Library for a month.  These collections come from Alexander Street Press, one of our providers of primary documents.

Alexander Street Anthropology brings together a wide range of streaming video, written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over. Essential for study in the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography, the database will contain more than 1,800 documentary films and over 100,000 pages of full-text material at completion, including tens of thousands of pages of previously unpublished material from major archives. (from the website)

Click here to connect to the set.

If you have trouble with the link above, try this link for on-campus access only.

The databases are:

Ethnographic Video Online Volume I
Ethnographic Video Online contains more than 500 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films.

Ethnographic Video Online Volume II
This second volume of the award-winning Ethnographic Video Online collection expands Alexander Street’s anthropology offerings by adding 500 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries, field recordings, and previously unpublished footage from renowned anthropological archives such as the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), as well as independent producers and distributors.

Anthropology Online
Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over. Anthropology Online provides sociologists, anthropologists, cultural historians, and others with complete works of the key practitioners and theorists alike throughout the discipline.

Give these collections a try until December 19 and send your comments to libraryhelp@trentu.ca.