eHRAF World Cultures

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
Memorial University of Newfoundland
University of New Brunswick
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eHRAF World Cultures is an online, full-text database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.  The annully-growing eHRAF World Cultures database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.
Whether you are interested in learning about the North American Hmong's beliefs in the causes and cures of diseases or the Pashtun's religious views, this multi-cultural database provides you with in-depth information on all aspects of cultural and social life.
This ethnographic database is unique because each culture or ethnic group contains a variety of source documents (books, articles and dissertations) that have been indexed and organized according to HRAF's comprehensive cultural and subject classification systems: the Outline of World Cultures and the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM).  These retrieval systems extend search capability well beyond keyword searching thus allowing for precise culture and subject retrieval, even in a foreign language.
As a multicultural database, eHRAF World Cultures appeals to many academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, medicine, and any other area with an interest in cultural diversity. 
Record Updated: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020