ProQuest provides a range of full-text and index resources across social science disciplines, and the Social Science Premium Collection is the single complete solution that brings these together. It serves researchers across regions, markets, and disciplines with high quality titles from around the world. The Social Science Premium Collection provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, dissertations, and more, including over 4,300 full-text titles. The collection includes:
Thorough subject coverage is needed by researchers, particularly for interdisciplinary study. This collection offers deep discipline coverage in applied social sciences, sociology, political science, criminal justice, education, and linguistics and language behavior.
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. Valuable and simple to manage, the collection is a cost-effective way for libraries to provide access to expansive content to social science departments. As a single resource, the collection is easy to promote and therefore increases usage.
In addition to journal articles, end users can access full-text dissertations and working papers. Full-text content includes over 4,300 full-text titles (over 2,700 active full text), predominantly scholarly journals; and over 91,000 full-text dissertations covering criminology, education, linguistics, library science, political science, and sociology.
The collection contains A&I databases renowned for their value to social sciences research, including Sociological Abstracts, considered to be “more inherently reliable and authoritative” compared to the nearest comparative database. More than 12,000 titles are currently indexed, providing over 26 million records for comprehensive social science research.