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Cultural Anthropology

Overview of databases, reference works and websites for research in Cultural Anthropology

Last updated
June 2023
The Cultural Anthropology collection is closely connected to research and education of the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Leiden University. Subjects are: development, environment, gender, global economy, global politics, anthropology of media, and material culture.
E-books, e-journals, databases with images, video, reference and source materials, printed books and a few printed journals.

The collection printed books and journals is partly placed in open stacks at the Social and Behavioural Sciences Library, and partly in closed stacks of the University Library and the Van Steenis Building. All books can be requested by using the Library Catalogue and will be delivered at the location of preference.

The collection in the Library of Social and Behavioural Sciences is arranged by the Library of Congress Classification (LCC). Titles on Anthropology are mostly placed in category GN.

Prescribed course readings are set aside on course reserve shelves behind the desk of the Library. These books cannot be borrowed but are available for reading in the library, for photocopying and scanning.

Find our databases on Cultural Anthropology in the catalogue.

To the catalogue

Anthrosource of The American Anthropological Association

Sociological Abstracts on sociology and related disciplines

Annual Reviews with analytic reviews on Biomedical and Social Sciences

JStor with articles on Humanities and Social Sciences

Web of Science with articles on all disciplines in journals with large academic impact

The Catalogue of Leiden University Libraries contains the collections of the African Studies Centre (ASC), Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), KERN (South Asia), East Asian Library (China, Japan, Korea) and ISIM (Islam).

Bibliography of Asian Studies

International African Bibliography Online


Connecting Africa (African Studies Centre Leiden)

The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology (Open Access)

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition (2015)

SAGE Research Methods Online: on quantitative and qualitative research methods

eHRAF World Cultures (Human Relations Area Files)

Ethnographic Video Online

Asian Film Online

Current Affairs in Video


ProQuest Dissertations and Theses with dissertations and MA theses from the US and other countries, since 1997 fulltext.

OpenAIRE Explore with dissertations from The Netherlands, Europe and international. Also includes other research output as research data and research software.

IMF eLibrary data

Country reports (The Economist Intelligence Unit)

World Religion Database

StatLine (Central Bureau for Statistics of the Netherlands)

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