Description: ARD is an ever-growing, free, and fully searchable database of reviews covering the entire gamut of anthropological publications, including books, audiovisual materials, software & multimedia, exhibits, tourist sites, conferences, and on-line resources. This database is intended to improve the level of access of anthropologists to anthropological literature by making them more aware of what is being published and helping them to evaluate its relevance to their own interests.
Unlike the more traditional print journals, ARD is not constrained by production deadlines and has few running costs. We can keep abreast of the production of new materials and do so in a much more timely fashion than the traditional media. Unlike traditional periodicals, ARD reviews are published individually, as soon as they clear the editorial process. Documents are housed in an online database where they can be accessed at any time. Currently the database contains the signed, refereed reviews we publish ourselves, citations to those published in American Antiquity, and links to a number of online publications and sites. It will gradually add citations to other flagship anthropological print periodicals as time permits.