The eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology databases are powerful research and teaching tools. To better understand what eHRAF is and how it is used, we provide several different guides and support options.
The Practical Guide to Using eHRAF
This guide shows how eHRAF is structured and highlights the Browse and Basic Search sections of eHRAF and provides useful search tips.
Advanced Search in eHRAF
This section of the user guide explains how to use Advanced Search for more complex queries.
eHRAF Search Examples and Methodology
Step-by-step instructions for building an Advanced Search with the Add Cultures/Subjects functions, and keyword(s). In this section you’ll find the methodology for refining a search by regions, subsistence (e.g. hunter-gatherers) types and sample types (PSF, SRS) to effectively search the eHRAF databases.
These short video tutorials take you through basic and advanced searching in eHRAF.
Basic Guide to Cross-Cultural Research
This brief guide takes you through the basic steps of a cross-cultural study using the HRAF Collection of Ethnography– on paper, fiche, or online.
Support, Services, and Webinars
HRAF prides itself in providing personalized support for its users and member institutions including: informative webinars for librarians, brainstorming sessions for faculty, research help for students, and customized webinars for student classes.
Topics and Cultures in eHRAF: This printable PDF document serves as handy reference and overview of all the topics on cultural and social life, as well as all cultures, past and present, currently covered in HRAF’s cross-cultural online databases.