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Alternative Press Index (EBSCO)
A bibliographic database covering over 300 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals since 1991. Born of the New Left, the API was launched to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change. API coverage is both international and interdisciplinary, and indexes journal, newspaper, and magazine articles.

Annual Review of Anthropology
Available in print version only 1989-1995; 2008-present. Check catalog for current holdings. Call number: GN 1 .A623 (add vol# and year)

Anthropological Literature on Disc 1982-1996
CD-ROM available at CIIS Library
Anthropological Literature on Disc provides cumulative entries from the printed index published from 1984 to 1994. This cumulation covers research articles and reports, commentaries, review essays, and obituaries published in approximately 800 journal titles and more than 150 monographic series titles. This resource covers the broad range of anthropological studies, including cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, ethnology and folklore, sociobiology, linguisitics, and urban studies.For more resources see Social Organization or Folklore & Mythology.

AnthroSource (American Anthropological Association via Wiley)
Full text access to more than 250,000 articles from American Anthropological Association journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs.

Archaeomythology Research Guide (CIIS Library)
In keeping with the definition of Archaeomythology, as coined by Marija Gimbutas, the scope of this multidisciplinary study guide includes: archaeology, mythology, comparative religions, linguistics, folklore, ethnology, history, petroglyphs, and art history. Beginning with the Paleolithic-Neolithic, selected resources include: North Africa, Anatolia, Aegean, Mesopotamia, Classical Greece and Rome, Hebrew, Christian, Medieval, Asia, and Mythology, as well as Archaeomythology Theorists.

Encyclopedia of Global Change (Oxford)
Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth. The entries cover a range of general research categories: altered ecosystems, climate change, food and water supply, population, politics and global change, institutions and policies, biographies, and case studies.

Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Oxford)
Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history.

Foucault Resources (Internet)
A variety of resources relating to Michael Foucault. Includes articles, bibliographies, commentary on translations, photographs, links to the Foucault Studies journal, and more.

Gender Watch (ProQuest)
A full text database of 140 international publications plus reports, pamphlets, papers and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues. Archival material dating back to the mid 1970's.

HLAS: Handbook of Latin American Studies (Internet)
The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.

In the First Person (Alexander Street, free)
In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world including 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, and 17,000 oral history entries. It allows for keyword search more than 700,000 pages of full-text by more than 18,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to some 4,300 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records. Approximately 25% of the index points to materials that are in copyright. These materials can be purchased as a subscription.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas (Oxford)
This scholarly work offers comprehensive, reliable, and accessible information about the fastest growing minority population in the United States. The Encyclopedia draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 A-to-Z articles written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. The Encyclopedia fills a void in the historical scholarship of an underserved population.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures (Oxford)
Is the first comprehensive reference source to chronicle Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America. With more than 600 articles, it is invaluable for those interested in the rich heritage of this land. Encompassing the great civilizations of the pre-Columbian era (including the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya peoples) up through the colonial and postcolonial periods, the Encyclopedia covers art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, history, and historiography of the region in fully cross-referenced, signed articles by the leading scholars in the discipline.

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace (Oxford)
Charts the interdisciplinary field of peace studies from ancient times to the present day, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events, organizations, theories, and much more.

Parry & Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (Oxford)
Includes coverage of international law including diplomatic law, criminal law, human rights, and more. Over 2,500 entries that include references for research including cases, treaties, journal articles, and Web sites. This reference tool brings together both terminology and pertinent descriptive information on international law: legal terms as used in international law, significant doctrines, prominent cases, decisions and arbitration, important incidents, judicial and literary figures, treaties and conventions, organizations and institutions, acronyms and more.

Peace Research Abstracts (EBSCO)
Includes bibliographic records covering areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs and peace psychology. The index contains more than 267,000 records with coverage dating back to 1964.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)
Full text of more than 550 full text journals, including more than 525 peer-reviewed titles. Covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. The database is updated daily.

Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
Indexes over 1,300 periodicals as well as book chapters, books, and dissertations in the fields of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

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Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)
Includes Dissertation Abstracts in its entirety, along with the ability to download the full text of most American or Canadian dissertations or theses published from 1997 to the present.

Humanities International Complete (EBSCO)
Provides full text of journals, books and other published sources from around the world, including all data from Humanities International Index (indexing and abstracts for more than 2,200 journals and 3.2 million records) plus full text for more than 1,200 journals.

All ProQuest Databases (ProQuest)
Search all CIIS ProQuest databases simultaneously.

All EBSCO Databases (EBSCO)
Search all CIIS EBSCO databases simultaneously.


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December 17, 2013