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eHRAF Renewal 2016-2017

Response Deadline: 
October 25, 2016

Subscription Term


January 1, 2017


December 31, 2017

Renewal pricing is now available for eHRAF (the Electronic Human Relations Area Files). There are two separate collections: eHRAF Archaeology and eHRAF World Cultures. These databases are made available to BC ELN partner libraries through a national site license negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by COPPUL. All BC COPPUL members are asked to send their responses to BC ELN.

Pricing has remained stable. There is no increase over last year's pricing.


eHRAF announces a revised home page (see that has new and valuable information about eHRAF (e.g. 30+ online student exercises, etc.). Please note however, that the interfaces for the eHRAF databases have stayed the same. Information for librarians about eHRAF World Cultures and Archaeology is available at

HRAF's cross-cultural databases - eHRAF Archaeology and eHRAF World Cultures - have each been reviewed as "highly recommended" for undergraduates, researchers, faculty and professionals/practitioners in the October 2015 issue of Choice magazine (see

The negotiating lead for COPPUL is working on a new licence with the vendor. We will post more information when it is available.


Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University
IP Authentication
Remote Access
Unlimited Access

Additional Information

OCLC Catalog Records

Details are available at

Libraries who are members of OCLC, catalog records for each of the cultures for eHRAF World Cultures and/or eHRAF Archaeology are available in OCLC WorldCat. Since September 2015, catalog record collections for the two databases are also available to OCLC member libraries through OCLC WorldShare Collection Manager.

If your institution has EBSCO Discovery Service and a HRAF membership for eHRAF World Cultures and/or eHRAF Archaeology, you can now get links to eHRAF documents from the Discovery Service.


Technical Assistance

Christiane Cunnar, HRAF Member Services
Phone: 203-764-9401
Fax: 203-764-9404
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. E.S.T.

Help Desk

Questions? Contact: 
Cristen Polley