HRAF Database Trial for Nov. & Dec. 2010

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The Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF), Founded in 1949 at Yale University, is an internationally recognized organization in the field of cultural anthropology. UMass Lowell has been granted access through the end of Fall Semester, 2010, to the HRAF Archaeology and World Cultures databases.

eHRAF Archaeology is a cross-cultural database containing information on the world’s prehistory.  The full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. It is organized by regions and archaeological traditions. Each tradition consists of a general summary and full-text documents including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts.

eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.

It is organized by regions and archaeological traditions. Each tradition consists of a general summary and full-text documents including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts. It contains over half a million pages of information on all aspects of cultural and social life with diverse topics ranging from foodways to religious beliefs to mythology.

The Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) mission is to encourage and facilitate worldwide comparative studies of human behavior, society, and culture.