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How do I find an ethnography?

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An ethnography is a study of a particular people or culture.  Many modern ethnographies or ethnographic studies involve fieldwork and actually living or visiting the group under study.

The easiest way to find information on ethnographies is to use the SuperSearch on the Library's homepage. 

A search for "ethnography" and the name of the culture or people you're researching may produce a list of results.  You can expand the results by using different terms such as "ethnographic studies" or "ethnology" or "social anthropology."  You may also want to think about different terms used to describe a culture (such as "Native Americans" versus "Sioux Indians"). A research librarian can help you hone your search terms.

If you would like to browse different cultures, we have a specific database called eHRAF World Cultures that contains basic ethnographic information on many different cultures. 

To access it visit the Library's homepage, click on "Find a Database," select "E" and find "eHRAF World Cultures."  Once in the database, click on "Browse CULTURES" located at the top of the page.  Here you can either search or browse the list of cultures in the database.  You can also browse by region or country.

If you need more assistance, please view the Anthropology Research Guide or contact a librarian.

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