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Online Search in the Department Library Catalogue

The databases can be accessed campus-wide.

Academic Search Complete (via EBSCO-HOST)

Interdisciplinary EBSCOhost database with more than 9,000 full-text journals of which 7,800 are peer reviewed. Additionally, the database contains abstracts to more than 13,800 journals. The full-text documents are offered as PDF and date back to the year 1887.

Anthropological Fieldwork Online

Anthropological Fieldwork Online brings the fieldwork underpinning the great ethnographies of the early 20th century into the digital world. This fully indexed, primary source database 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.

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. 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more than over 100,000 pages of full-text material at completion, including tens of thousands of pages of previously unpublished material from major archives.


Journals are registered since the first volume up to a 'moving wall' (depending on the title, 11 years before the current volume). The current volumes of each journal can partially be accessed via JSTORs Current Scholarship Program.

OLC-SSG Ethnologie (Online Contents Sondersammelgebiete) 

The database makes available table of contents of anthropological journals for 1993 and onwards. The database doesn’t contain abstracts, but location and online-access to the full text and location can be checked.

Web of Science/Social Sciences Citation Index

Article database with more than 3.45 million title references from all fields of the humanities including social medicine and psychology. The database evaluates about 2,500 socio-scientific journals from over 50 disciplines and contains all relevant articles from an additional 3,300 medical and natural scientific periodicals.

Ethnographic Films

Ethnographic Video Online, Volume I

Over 1,300 hours of ethnographic video material including English transcription. The database contains mainly ethnographic films, fieldwork films and documentary from all over the world. The films are mainly in English, including films by the BBC and the non-profit organization Documentary Educational Resources (DER).