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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 provide information that facilitates the cross-cultural study of human behavior, society and culture. HRAF is a financially independent research agency of Yale University.
eHRAF Archaeology is an online, full-text database with information on prehistory of the world. This database is unique in that the information is organized into archaeological traditions and the text is numerically subject-indexed according to HRAF's modified Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM). This comprehensive subject retrieval system extends search capability well beyond keyword searching allowing for precise subject retrieval, even in foreign language texts.
eHRAF Archaeology 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. For the list of traditions currently included click here. This archaeological database provides researchers and students access to archaeological materials for comparative studies within and across regions. Traditions are selected by random sampling from the Outline of Archaeological Traditions, compiled with the help of a distinguished Board of Advisors. To encourage historical and evolutionary analysis, the traditions prior to and following each tradition will be included in subsequent installments.
eHRAF World Cultures is an online, full-text database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. This ethnographic database is unique because each culture or ethnic group contains a variety of source documents (books, articles and dissertations) that have been indexed and organized according to HRAF's comprehensive cultural and subject classification systems: the Outline of World Cultures and the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM). These retrieval systems extend search capability well beyond keyword searching thus allowing for precise culture and subject retrieval, even in a foreign language.
As a multicultural database, eHRAF World Cultures appeals to many academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, medicine, and any other area with an interest in cultural diversity.
This is a joint Consortia Canada / TAL License Subscription
eHRAF announces a revised home page (see http://hraf.yale.edu) 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 about eHRAF World Cultures and Archaeology at http://hraf.yale.edu/resources/library-information.
**Pricing remains unchanged again this year**
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 http://hraf.yale.edu/ehraf-databases-rated-highly-recommended-by-choice-magazine).
Catalog records for each of the cultures for eHRAF World Cultures and the archaeological traditions for eHRAF Archaeology are available at OCLC WorldCat. Adding these MARC records to your institution's online catalog will help your students and faculty by providing 1) title and author level access for these (6000+) individual and often hard-to-find resources; 2) subject and classification access for each cultural summary; and 3) keyword access through the titles and summary notes included in these records. To receive this group of MARC records and annually updated records, you can subscribe to this WorldCat Collection Sets. Alternately, your catalogers could download the MARC records individually from WorldCat. If more information is needed to facilitate this process, please contact HRAF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-764-9401.
OCLC WorldCat Collections Sets for eHRAF World Cultures http://collectionsets.oclc.org/SetInfo.jsp?SetSymbol=EHRAF
OCLC WorldCat Collections Sets for eHRAF Archaeology http://collectionsets.oclc.org/SetInfo.jsp?SetSymbol=EHARC
Late joins will be accepted.
Current subscribers are asked to update their contact information on the spreadsheet attached above and send to Christa Foley so that eHRAF can update their records. It has been some time that a thorough update of records has been completed.
If you wish to join, cancel or modify an existing eHRAF subscription, please contact Christa Foley by Friday, October 21, 2016.
Current subscriptions will be renewed if cancellation notice is not received by October 21, 2016.
For renewing libraries, if your library "LBME," library budget for materials expenditures (e.g. purchases of books, journals, microfiche, etc.) has changed, please advise.