The Sociological Abstracts database abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Pulled from nearly 2,000 serial publications are abstracts from a variety of sources including journal articles, conference papers, books, dissertations, and conference papers, plus citations to important book reviews related to the social sciences.
Adding to the scope and breadth of this resource is a backfile that begins in 1952 with records published by the then print version of Sociological Abstracts. Your scholars will also benefit from a global perspective on sociology with 40% of the provided content published outside of North America.
Many records from key journals in sociology, added to the database since 2002, also include the references cited in the bibliography of the source article. Cited Reference Linking, functionality broadens research and learning by providing links to cited references that provides users related research and contextual material that is easily discoverable.
Praise for Sociological Abstracts
”SocioAbs better meets the needs of sociology undergraduates and others who conduct scholarly sociology research. Sociological Abstracts has been, and remains, the more inherently reliable and authoritative bibliographic resource for the indexing, abstracting, and researching of scholarly sociological literature.”
A Critical Analysis of SocINDEX and Sociological Abstracts Using an Evaluation Method for the Practicing Bibliographer. JAMES T. MELLONE, Queens College Libraries, Flushing, New York. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 1544-4546, Volume 29, Issue 2, 2010, Pages 133 – 157
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Monthly, with approximately 30,000 records added per year.