The Sociology Collection provides access to Sociological Abstracts in combination with other databases covering the international literature in sociology and social services, along with related fields. Together, it provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, and more, including full-text from hundreds of leading sociology journals.
The collection contains A&I databases renowned for their value to sociology and social work research, including Sociological Abstracts, which is considered to be “more inherently reliable and authoritative” compared to the nearest comparative database.
In addition to full-text journal articles, users can access introductory information in videos and in-depth scholarly material found in dissertations.
The collection gives researchers one place to search and find a wealth of relevant records in sociology without being overwhelmed by content in unrelated disciplines.
This value-for-money sociology and social work resource is easy for librarians to promote and provide training for and therefore increases usage.
The collection gives researchers a global perspective as a majority of the titles are published outside of North America. In addition, 20 percent of the content is published in languages other than English.