The Royal Anthropological Institute

Anthropological Index Online

British Museum

About the Index

The Anthropological Index Online (AIO) is published by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) in cooperation with the Anthropology Library and Research Centre at The British Museum. It is an index to articles in journals taken by the Library and to films held at the Royal Anthropological Institute. The Library, which incorporates the former RAI library, holds some 4,000 periodical titles (1,500 current) covering all branches and areas of anthropology. Nearly 800 journals, published in more than 40 languages, are indexed on a continuing basis. Records cover 1957 to the present.nthropology Library and Research Centre at <

The Anthropological Index Online has received generous financial support from the William Buller Fagg Charitable Trust. The retrospective online conversion of earlier records was made possible by grants from the Getty Foundation, ESRC (UK), the Mellon Trust, the Pilgrim Trust and the Marsh Christian Trust. The main work of the conversion, completed in 2000, was undertaken by the UK Higher Education Digitisation Service (HEDS). Technical support is provided by the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC) at the University of Kent.


Some figures and charts showing the coverage of the Index.

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