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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.

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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