CD Provides Unprecedented Access to Invaluable Anthropological Resource

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G. K. Hall & Co. has published Anthropological Literature on Disc, the world's foremost anthropology index, available for the first time on CD-ROM. Anthropological Literature on Disc provides access to more than 80,000 items from journals and monographs, covering cultural and social anthropology, ethnology and folklore, archaeology, sociobiology, linguistics, physical anthropology, urban studies, history, and more.

Tozzer Library, the anthropology research library of Harvard University, is one of the leading anthropology libraries in the world. Anthropological Literature on Disc provides cumulative information from Tozzer's Anthropological Literature printed index from 1984 to 1993. This single CD provides access to records from research articles and reports, commentaries, review essays, obituaries, and articles drawn from journals, edited works, and edited works in monographic series. Coverage is international in scope, including publications from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific. Citations include author names and detailed subject headings. Notes on the presence of summaries in languages other than that of the article and translations of the title are included if supplied by the publication.

G. K. Hall & Co.'s CD Searcher software allows users to search limited fields, such as subject, author, or title, or to search the database universally. …