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 SocINDEX with Full Text
SocINDEX with Full Text , Subscription Database.

Unique Features - Or Nearly So.

  • Conference Papers. SocINDEX is a unique source for full text of some Conference Papers, most notably those of the American Sociological Association from 2005 to the present.
  • Authors. SocINDEX is often a unique source for author information, with some 10,000 Author Profiles including biographical and bibliographic information.
  • Cited References. SocINDEX includes Cited References and they are searchable. A rare feature, but also found in Socioological Abstracts database and Web of Science database.

Created in 2005, SocINDEX is a relatively new database whose great strength is its coverage of modern sociological and closely related topics, such as employment from business and gender from law. Especially for the current time, SocINDEX provides a very useful broad and thorough coverage of both theoretical and applied work in Sociology and closely related areas. Although earlier coverage is limited, from 2005 to date it is a powerful tool. There is some sparce coverage of earlier years provided in the full text of some journals and conference papers.

SocINDEX contains more than 1.5 million records, with subject headings from a 20,000 term sociological thesaurus.Included are abstracts for 750 core journals with a very few which date back as far back as 1895. Also covered are some 575 related journals, and selected items from another 2,800 journals.Also indexes books, conference papers, and other non-periodical sources..

Various limits are available through simple scroll boxes on the search page.

While direct electronic full text is included with some items fouind, electronic full text for most others is readily available by using the orange "Find It At PUL" button to navigate to full text from other sources.

Topics of special focus in SocINDEX include the following. .

  • Abortion
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Demography
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Marriage and Family
  • Political Sociology
  • Racial Studies
  • Religion
  • Rural Sociology
  • Social Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Structure
  • Social Work
  • Socio-Cultural Anthropology
  • Sociological History
  • Sociological Research
  • Sociological Theory
  • Substance Abuse and Other Addictions
  • Urban Sociology
  • Violence
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