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Ethnography: Periodicals

This guide collects resources on ethnography, including examples of ethnographic research and resources on how to conduct ethnographic research.


Online journals are accessed through the library’s web page through the Journals search box. You can also search for articles using the databases listed on the database page.

Online Journal Title

Available Through

American Anthropologist JSTOR
American Ethnologist JSTOR 
Anthropological Notebooks Journals for Free
Anthropological Quarterly ProQuest
Asian Ethnology ProQuest Ethnic News Watch 
Cambridge Journal of Anthropology JSTOR
Critique of Anthropology Sage
Cultural Anthropology   JSTOR
Current Anthropology   JSTOR
Ethnography Sage
Ethnography & Education EBSCO
Ethnologies EBSCO
Ethnology JSTOR
Field Methods   Sage
Folk Life: Journal of Ethnological Studies EBSCO
HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory Publisher's site
Journal of Anthropological Research   JSTOR
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography Sage
Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research EBSCO
Journal of Ethnology & Folkloristics Publisher's site
Journal of Organizational Ethnography ProQuest
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute   JSTOR
Journal of World Anthropology Publisher's site

Selected Articles from Scholarly Journals

Below you will find some selected articles on ethnography/ethnographic methods from peer-reviewed journals.

About Periodicals

  • "Periodicals" is the term used to include newspaper, magazine, and journal titles. 
  • Technically, the word refers to just about any publication that is printed periodically.  Sometimes something that looks like a book might really be classified as a "periodical".
  • For the practical purposes of this section of the LibGuide, we will mean newspapers, magazines and journals.
  • Most periodical articles can be easily identified in OneSearch or in most any of the individual databases that feature articles.  .
  • Many citations for individual articles will have links to either the full text (online) or information about our paper holdings for particular magazine titles. 

Some citations may include links for both full text and paper.  Some may not have either.  If that is the case, articles may usually be obtained using the Inter-library Loan service in the library.  From the library's homepage in the left column, one can find the link to begin the process to obtain an article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).