Category Archives: Search Methods

HRAF at Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference in Baltimore, MD (22-24 Mar 2017)

Dear Librarians, If you are attending the 2017 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, please join me at the HRAF booth #1054 for an informative tour of HRAF’s award-winning online…

Using eHRAF World Cultures for Cross Cultural Studies

Is kissing a universal human trait? William Jankowiak, Shelly Volsche and Justin Garcia address this question in their recently published article in American Anthropologist. The authors used Human Relations Area Files’ online ethnographic database, eHRAF World Cultures,…

A Cross-Cultural Search for Edible Insects

This image of an Advanced Search in the eHRAF World Cultures database shows a combination of OCM subjects and keywords that can be used in a cross-cultural study to find ethnographic texts on eating insects, and…

Chieftains and Elites in Iron Age Burials

In eHRAF Archaeology you can search for chieftains and elites in iron age burials using the Advanced Search with its “Add Traditions/Subjects” feature and keywords. In the Advanced Search use the “Add Traditions” function to…

A Cross-cultural Study for Good Luck – Bad Luck

In eHRAF World Cultures you can search for “good luck” and “bad luck” using the Advanced Search with its “Add Subjects” feature and keywords.  In “Add Subjects” you can pick OCM subjects such as “Luck…

Neolithic Houses with Thatched Roofs

In eHRAF Archaeology you can search for neolithic houses with thatched roofs using the Advanced Search with its “Add Traditions/Subjects” feature and keywords. In the Advanced Search use the “Add Traditions” function to browse across…