Books / Book Reviews

A good source for finding book reviews, both historical and current. 

A useful tool for searching within books and seeing book previews. 

Contains information about the many different types of items held in the Harvard Library.

Articles / Review Articles

A general-purpose database covering scholarly journals as well as more mainstream publications.

Searches review articles, including the Annual Review of Anthropology.

Searches the major literature, including journals, in anthropology and related fields. 

Searches journals published by the American Anthropological Association.

Searches many different types of publications across a variety of disciplines. Learn how to connect Google Scholar to your library access. 

Articles that are written and reviewed by scholars, which provide an overview of a topic and an annotated bibliography.

The largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association.

  • PubMed (Harvard Key required) 

Search biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life-science journals, and online books.

Indexes the world’s leading scholarly literature across the disciplines, with cited reference searching and filters that indicate markers of quality.

See all of the Harvard Library's databases. 


Harvard's open online repository for sharing, preserving, citing, exploring, and analyzing research data.

A guide to international health data created by Harvard's data librarians. 

A guide to U.S. health data created by Harvard's data librarians.

Dissertations / Theses

  • DASH (free / open access) 

Harvard's central, open-access repository for research by Harvard community members. Contains Harvard anthropology dissertations from 2012-present and some undergraduate theses.

  • HOLLIS (some content  free / open access) 

To find Anthro theses search for “Harvard University Department of Anthropology” as author. To find dissertations search for "Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences" as author with anthropology as a keyword.

Find dissertations and theses written by scholars from North American universities. Most post-1990 titles are available with full-text.