New eHRAF World Cultures Application (2022)
The new eHRAF World Cultures application offers a fresh look that combines the best aspects of our classic eHRAF interface with a host of added features and enhancements. For example, search filters have been expanded with new options, and users can customize how they would like their search results to be displayed on the page. Search Insights offer additional options for visualizing and drilling down through results sets. An exciting new development for researchers is the eHRAF Notebook, which allows paragraph search results to be saved, organized, annotated, and shared. Users can sign up for their own Notebook account.
eHRAF World Cultures is scheduled go live for all member institutions on August 15, 2022. Until that time, users can opt-in to the new interface by following the prompts in a pop-up window on the current application’s landing page.
Until August 15, 2022, you will find the new eHRAF World Cultures here:
After August 15, 2022, the new eHRAF World Cultures will replace the existing application’s URL:
Any links to the legacy application will redirect to the new application. Also, any links to the beta URL above will be automatically redirected.
After August 15, 2022, the retired application will have the following legacy URL:
The legacy version will remain active for one academic year.
eHRAF Notebooks allows users to save, organize, annotate, and share paragraphs from their search results. Selected results can be added to custom Notebook folders in order to facilitate study and research. You can then access your annotated results from anywhere by logging in to your Notebook account.*
To enable Notebooks, users will be prompted to sign up for an account by using the Sign Up button in eHRAF. At this time, Notebooks are not accessed through institutional credentials. Users must create a new account inside the eHRAF interface which is separate from their university or college library ID.
* You may still need to authenticate through your library on your device from on- or off-campus for full access to saved search results.
Development began on an all-new eHRAF World Cultures application in 2016. Since 2020, the new application has been available in a beta testing version. In August 2022, the new version will become the default view. Learn more:
Users will have the option to toggle back to the legacy version of eHRAF World Cultures. We expect to support the legacy version for at least the next full academic year (2022-2023) in order to give faculty and librarians time to update any eHRAF-related teaching guides and resources.