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Culture and Cuisine of South and Central Asia and the Caucasus

About eHRAF World Cultures (eHRAF)

We have a subscription to eHRAF World Cultures a systematically organized collection of thousands of books and articles on cultures from all regions of the world; provides information on particular cultures, ethnic groups, or immigrant groups, their beliefs and superstitions, or subjects such as political structure, architecture, kinship units, or settlement patterns. The information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text documents are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. It currently consists of more than 360 cultures. See the Quick Start Guide and Video Tutorials links below for help with using eHRAF.

If the cultural group you are looking for is not in eHRAF World Cultures, be sure to check the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) microfiche collection of books, articles, and unpublished papers on more than 300 ethnic, religious, cultural, and national groups worldwide. Materials are arranged according to a classification system based on manuals cited below.

There is also a collection of eHRAF World Cultures Workbooks on a variety of sociocultural anthropology topics.