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Anthropology Research Guide: Data, Films

Data in Anthropology

Statistics are summaries of numeric data related to the people, cultures, or places under study:

Social surveys present public opinion on social values, often over time, and can often be analyzed online.

Quantitative data may require statistical analysis to be usable. Contact the Library's Data Lab for more help.

On Primary Sources in Anthropology

Anthropological Fieldwork Online UCB access only

This database lets you view the original ethnographic fieldnotes of Victor Turner, Bronislaw Malinowski, Max Gluckman, and Ruth Benedict. Sample documents shows how Turner went from pictures and fieldnotes on Ndembu rituals to his later articles, book chapters, and presentations.

California Anthropology

View thousands of ethnographic photos, letters, and oral histories from California online at Calisphere, or search the OAC for finding aids to print materials in the Bancroft and other regional archives. The Hearst Museum also holds site reports from California Archeological Surveys (UCAS) and the Archeological Research Facility.

The Ethnological Documents from Berkeley's anthropology department include fieldnotes on California Indian languages. View in person at the Bancroft, and see also the finding aid for department records in the university archives.

Videos and Images in Anthropology


Ethnographic Video Online UCB access only lets you search 2,000 ethnographic videos, watch them, and make playlists or clips for presentations and teaching.

Kanopy UCB access only has 1000 videos in anthropology and thousands more in other subjects. If we don't have the one you're looking for, Berkeley and San Francisco public libraries also give you substantial access to Kanopy, and may have more titles.

EVIA Free or open access has raw ethnographic videos which you can show for instruction or use for research. You'll need to create a login while on campus.

The Archaeology Channel Free or open access has a wide range of free videos and video interviews in archeology.


Ethnographic Sound Archives Online UCB access only includes fieldnotes and audio recordings of music from around the world.


ArtSTOR UCB access only includes photos of cultural heritage objects and ethnographic photos.

Artefacts Canada Free or open access has 800,000 images from Canadian museums, from the first millennium BC to the 20th century.

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