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A selection of international social anthropological journals. In some cases we do not own the entire archive digitally, but will then usually have it on paper in the depot.
- History and anthropology
- The journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
- American ethnologist
- Cultural Anthropology
- The Journal of peasant studies
Relevant Norwegian journals
Where to search for academic articles
- Oria is the library catalogue of most research institutions in Norway, and will show both physical and digital holdings.
- Web of Science - an index of a selection of the most important journals in most subjects.
- ArticleFirst (OCLC) - an index of about journals.
- Google Scholar - a search engine limited to scientific and scholarly work.
Are you in doubt where and how to search? Contact your subject librarian for help.
- International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences - offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other.
- The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods - a complementary encyclopaedia on quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Encyclopedia of global warming & climate change - interdisciplinary encyclopaedia on global warming and climate change.
- The Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology - a general encyclopaedia on central themes, ideas and historical background to the discipline.
- Encyclopedia of Health and Behaviour - interdisciplinary encyclopaedia on health and behaviour.
- ProQuest Social Sciences - more or less everything. No, really.
Handbooks are thematic collections of articles with thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship by leading scholars. Here are a few examples.
- The Handbook of sociocultural anthropology (Bloomsbury)
- Handbook of development economics (Elsevier)
- The Palgrave Handbook of Urban Ethnography (Springer)
- The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology (SAGE Publications)
- Anthropology of religion: a handbook (Praeger)
- Key Concepts in Ethnography - an introduction to important terms and key concepts in one of the most widely used methodologies in social science: Ethnography.
Useful resources on academic writing
- ProQuest Dissertations & Theses - database covering most PhD thesis published in the USA. A good resource to quality assured lists of literature within your chosen field.
- A Student's Guide to Reading and Writing in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. It contains both general and more subject specific advice on writing anthropology.
- Project Planner (Sage) is an a to z-guide when writing papers and assignments. Concrete advice, suggestions on literature and check lists. For more general advice, check out Search and Write. Here you will find guidance on themes like searching, study skills and writing, as well as the use of sources and referencing.
You have several books on academic writing available in the library. See shelf signature 808.066 for titles like How to write your master's thesis or How to write and publish a scientific paper.
Statistics and data
- OECD iLibrary - Statistics from the European union member states and economic partners (OECD).
- World Bank - publications and data on countries and regions.
- International statistics (oversikt fra SCB)
- The Global Health Observatory - WHO's international database of health.
- The World wealth and income database - national and international comparisons of distribution on income and wealth.
- Cross-national Time-series data archive - about 200 variables from 200 nations.
- International Monetary Fund - publications and data on countries and regions
- Eurostat - Statistics from the European union member states and economic partners
- Statistics Norway (SSB)
- Statistics Denmark
- Statistics Sweden (SCB)
- Statistics Finland
- Statistics Iceland
- The CIA World factbook - Yeah. What it looks like.
The library offers both general and tailored courses, and students and staff both are welcome to contact the subject librarian Erik Hauke Tønnesen for guidance in literature search. Contact subject librarian (below) for more information. The University Library arranges several courses that can be tailored to the need of the user. Feel free to take a look at the library's catalogue of courses.
Other institutions in Bergen
The department of Social Anthropology is not the only place where the subject is studies and researched. Other institutions also operates within the field.
Established in 1988, the Centre for International Health (CIH) at the University of Bergen (UiB) is an inter-Faculty Centre for research and training within the field of Global Health.
CIH works in partnerships with research institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and aims to:
- Coordinate and conduct high quality, relevant and innovative global health research
- Teach, supervise, and facilitate learning in global health
- Disseminate research and engage in policy discussions on pertinent global health issues
CMI is an independent development research institute in Norway. With a staff of 70 people, they address issues that shape global developments and generate knowledge that can be used to fight poverty, advance human rights, and promote sustainable social development.