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The human relations area files and cross‐cultural CD: Enhanced access to selected subjects

Ellen D. Sutton (Anthropology and psychology subject specialist and assistant professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 January 1991



In the fall of 1989, SilverPlatter and Human Relations Area Files, Inc. began releasing their new series Cross‐Cultural CD, based on a subset of the Human Relations Area Files. The first disk in the anticipated five‐disk series covers the subjects Human Sexuality and Marriage, and represents two of ten proposed topical databases that are scheduled to be released over the next five years. The other eight databases in the series, to be produced on a total of four additional disks, are to be on the following topics: Family, Crime and Social Problems, Old Age, Death and Dying, Childhood and Adolescence, Socialization and Education, Religious Beliefs, and Religious Practices. An annual “volume” of two databases is currently $1,495, and each volume may be purchased separately. The databases will be issued one time only, one every six months, and are not updated. The second disk in each volume replaces the first disk of that volume, and becomes the property of the purchaser.


Sutton, E.D. (1991), "The human relations area files and cross‐cultural CD: Enhanced access to selected subjects", Reference Services Review, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 57-70.




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