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HRAF -- Human Relations Area Files

A guide to using ethnographic collections in HRAF and eHRAF

Browse CULTURES

eHRAF has robust browsing features:

Browse and read about cultures

  1. Browse cultures by name (see below), country, or region, then
  2. Read Culture Summary or
  3. View Collection Documents for full text ethnographies that describe that culture

If you would like a more detailed explanation of this browse feature, check out this video tutorial by eHRAF:

 

Browse SUBJECTS

Compare subjects across cultures

  1. Browse or search for cultural traits ("subjects") by name, Major Subject list, or by the OCM Identifier (see below)
  2. Click subject
  3. View "Related Documents"

Or you can go directly to a list of major subjects!

Go directly to a list of major subjects

If you would like a more detailed explanation of this browse feature, check out this video tutorial by eHRAF:

 

Browse DOCUMENTS

Find full-text documents by author

  1. Browse or search for documents by the author's last name (see below)
  2. Click the title of the document you wish to read to go directly to the publication information and table of contents for that item