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Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) is an internationally recognized organization in the field of cultural anthropology. Founded in 1949 at Yale University, HRAF is a not-for-profit membership consortium of universities, colleges, and research institutions. Its mission is to promote understanding of cultural diversity and commonality in the past and present. To accomplish this mission, the Human Relations Area Files produces scholarly resources and infrastructure for research, teaching and learning, and supports and conducts original research on cross-cultural variation.
eHRAF Archaeology focuses on in-depth descriptive documents of archaeological traditions from around the world. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords. This resource is especially important for regional comparisons of ethnic groups, indigenous people, and preindustrial societies. The major regions included are: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle America and the Caribbean, North America, Oceania, and South America.
eHRAF World Cultures
eHRAF World Cultures contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords. The resource's collections are organized by regions, sub-regions, sample(s) and subsistence types.
eHRAF World Cultures currently has nearly 82% of the SCCS societies. The SCCS consists of 186 anthropologically described societies chosen by the sample’s creators to be representative of the world’s cultures.
Last updated: September 25, 2019
This license is made available through a national site license negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL).
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Usage statistics are available for eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology. No administrative log-in is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to your institution’s usage report(s).
HRAF usage statistics are not COUNTER-compliant, as the eHRAF database model does not fit the COUNTER content models.
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- Simon Fraser University - Archeology, World Cultures
- University of British Columbia - World Cultures
- University of Northern British Columbia - World Cultures
- University of the Fraser Valley - World Cultures
- University of Victoria - World Cultures