Sociological Abstracts , subscription database.. The Sociological Abstracts database is the most useful and comprehensive index in the field of Sociology, covering the world's literature in Sociology and related disciplines, both theoretical and applied, covering the years 1952 to date, with frequent updates, adding some 30,000 items each year. Sociological Abstracts indexes over 1,800 journals, abstracts of conference papers presented at various sociological association meetings, dissertations, book reviews, and abstracts of selected sociology books.
Journals indexed here are in 30 different languages from about 55 countries, covering sociological topics in fields including anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology. Journals published by sociological associations, groups, faculties, and institutes, and periodicals containing the term "sociology" in their titles, are abstracted fully, irrespective of language or country of publication. Non-core journals are screened for articles by sociologists and/or articles of immediate interest or relevance to sociologists.
Footnotes and other references from materials from 2002 to the present are also included here, making this oneof the few sources for them, the other being the various Citation Indexes - Social Science Citation Index, Sicence Citation Index, and Arts and Humanitites Citation Index..
Sociological Abstracts has a special focus on the following topics:
Note that phrases must be entered in quotations, such as "Social Control". Otherwise, the search will look for the individual word social and the individual word control, anywhere in the reocrd, and not adjacent.
WARNING on Conference Papers. If you identify a conference paper of interest in your research,
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