How do your know/get ideas about where to find information on your topic?
Some of these databases focus on scholarly articles. Others also include government and NGO reports and links to organizations. Don't forget you can also find great reports at the WHO and CDC websites.
Some good overall databases to search for cultural anthropology issues:
Other more specific databases that could be useful:
These multidisciplinary databases focus on articles about specific regions. Some good ones are listed below. Others are available via the drop-down "Find by subject" menu (choose "Area Studies") on the Databases webpage.
Africa-Wide: NiPAD (Africa -- primarily South Africa)
Bibliography of Asian Studies (East, Southeast, and South Asia)
Amercian Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES) (East Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union)
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) (Latin America)
Index Islamicus (the Islamic world including the Middle East, main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, and Muslim minorities elsewhere.)
**Make sure to check the date range before you execute your search -- the default date range is often just the last few months.
LexisNexis Academic (great source)
Provides full-text access to over 13,000 news, business and legal sources. The sources include international, national and regional newspapers; magazines; trade journals; newsletters; wire service reports; transcripts of television and radio news programs; law reviews; company reports and much more. While the database provides full-text access to the sources, it's default "general" search searches for key words and phrases in only the headlines and lead paragraphs.The NEWS tab search let you easily refine your searches.
Factiva (great source)
Searches nearly 8,000 publications in 22 languages, including the world's most prestigious publications, local sources and the Reuters and Dow Jones newswires.
A foreign news service from the U.S. government that offers translated and English-language news and information. Includes the local media sources in foreign countries and regions. Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, the information in WNC covers socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events.