The database now includes over 4,000 documents - many of them book-length studies - in full-text, representing almost 500,000 pages and covering 191 different human cultures across the globe. The database supports cross-cultural searching and browsing by a multitude of topics, and because each paragraph is indexed it is easy to zoom in to relevant passages, even in documents that are several hundred pages in length.
eHRAF's support team has developed a number of useful aids to help you learn how to use the database for efficient and effective searching. These include:
- A series of video tutorials covering all aspects of searching and browsing the collection
- A 12-page "Quick User's Guide" (in PDF) containing screen shots and illustrated examples
- A "visual tutorial" (PowerPoint converted to PDF) to provide you with an orientation to the database
- Free training webinars that can be scheduled with eHRAF staff (but please schedule a training class with Cheng Library staff first!)
If you have questions or would like more information about eHRAF World Cultures, please contact Kurt Wagner (Library Liaison to the Anthropology Department) at wagnerk at wpunj dot edu, ext, 2285; or Richard Kearney (Electronic Resources Librarian) at kearneyr at wpunj dot edu, ext. 2165.