eHRAF World Cultures

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International ethnography database with several hundred thousand pages of information on human behaviour, society and culture.
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1994 to present. Updated annually
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Formerly the eHRAF Collection of Ethnography, eHRAF World Cultures is a cross-cultural database containing more than a quarter of a million pages of descriptive information on the cultures of the world. These full-text materials, which are subject-indexed at the paragraph-level, relate to various social science disciplines as well as the humanities and health sciences.

eHRAF includes a variety of source documents (books, articles, and dissertations) for each culture or ethnic group. These documents have been indexed and organized according to HRAF's culture and subject classification systems: the Outline of World Cultures (OWC), and the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM).

Subjects covered:
  • Anthropology
  • Global Studies
  • Languages and Literatures
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Alternate titles:
  • Human Relations Area Files: World Cultures
  • HRAF World Cultures
  • World Cultures Human Relations Area Files