Browse Subjects

You can browse the list of the subjects covered in eHRAF by clicking on the Browse SUBJECTS tab in the eHRAF interface.

There are three modes for browsing by subject in eHRAF.

All of the ethnographic and archaeological documents contained within eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology have been indexed at the document and paragraph-level an HRAF anthropologists. Indexing at every paragraph of text is what makes the eHRAF databases ideal for comparative anthropological research and cross-cultural queries.

Browsing eHRAF by subject will help you to get more familiar with the indexing system, which is based on the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM), a vast thesaurus of indexes and categories. OCM identifiers are typically 3-digits long and there are over 90 major categories containing over 700 sub-categories.