Use the links to the right or below to browse the resources available for librarians, faculty, researchers, and users of the eHRAF databases.


This section includes information for a library to set up or to update its listing of eHRAF.  Information on OCLC catalog records can also be found in this section.

Faculty & Teaching Resources

This section links to Teaching eHRAF, an innovative, interdisciplinary teaching portal that provides faculty with ideas on how to use the eHRAF databases in their curricula. The 30+ online student exercises, designed for undergraduate and graduate level classes focus on cultural anthropology, archaeology, medical anthropology, and cross-cultural research methods. The Faculty Information section provides practical advice for faculty wishing to incorporate eHRAF in their teaching curriculum.


This section includes a discussion of how the eHRAF databases can be used for a variety of research purposes; how the eHRAF databases differ from other databases; some of the myths about eHRAF; and why the units of based on cultures and societies, not generally on countries. There is also an overview of cross-cultural research, including a discussion of how ethnography can be used by archaeologists.

User Support, Services & Guides

HRAF prides itself in providing personalized support for its users and member institutions including informative webinars for librarians, brainstorming sessions for faculty, guides for researchers and users, and customized webinars for student classes.

The Practical Guide to Using eHRAF and the four short video tutorials focus on browsing and searching the eHRAF databases.

The Basic Guide to Cross-Cultural Research outlines the basic steps needed in performing a cross-cultural study using the HRAF Collection of Ethnography – on paper, fiche, or online (via eHRAF World Cultures).






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