The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books are included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of all current journal articles and full text availability is continually increasing.

Subject Coverage
Major areas of coverage include:

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art and architecture
  • Business studies
  • Communication and media
  • Criminology
  • Cultural studies
  • Demography
  • Development studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Ethnology and ethnography
  • Family studies
  • Finance
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Geography
  • Globalisation
  • Health
  • History
  • Human behavior
  • Industrial relations
  • International relations
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Organisation theory
  • Philosophy
  • Policy studies
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Public administration
  • Race and ethnic studies
  • Regional studies
  • Religious studies
  • Science and technology
  • Social work, social problems and social policy
  • Sociology
  • Social sciences
  • Statistics
  • Urban and rural studies

Update Frequency
Continuously as content becomes available.

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