The Minitex CPERS eHRAF (e Human Relations Area FIles) group renews soon; the subscription period is July 1 through June 31. If you've been curious about this resource, now's the time to trial it; HRAF is offering a free semester-long trial.
From Yale HRAF:
Dear Member Institutions of the MINITEX consortium:
Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), a non-profit research organization at Yale University, would like to invite your institution to a free semester-long trial for its eHRAF World Cultures/Archaeology databases. The eHRAF databases are ideal for research and teaching, especially for those researching either individual societies or conducting cross-cultural studies on particular subjects. Please call Christiane Cunnar (HRAF Member Services) at 203-764-9401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate whether you would like a password trial or an IP authenticated trial.
In the past eHRAF World Cultures in microfiche format was considered a primarily "anthropological" resource. However, the electronic format has made eHRAF a truly multi-disciplinary resource. In recent years, an increasing number of faculty and students have used eHRAF for cross-cultural studies in medicine, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines that require an understanding of the world's cultures.
In considering the eHRAF World Cultures/Archaeology databases, please note the following features:
- Full-text materials on all aspects of cultural and social life
- Ideal for cross-cultural studies (e.g., food processing, ethnobotany, causes of illness)
- Over 50 years of academic materials and quality data
- Unique culture and subject indexing at the paragraph-level
- A cultural heritage database including many time periods for cultures and ethnic groups
- 500,000 pages of indexed ethnographic materials
- Ideal for teaching at on- and off-campus locations
- Multi-cultural and -disciplinary databases
- Affordable consortium membership dues
- Unlimited on and off-campus access
- Free eHRAF database training for librarians, faculty, and students
- Extensive database support for users by HRAF staff
- Online teaching suggestions for faculty
Affordable consortium membership is now available. For more membership information contact Christiane Cunnar.
Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University
755 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511