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Sociological Abstracts indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. It includes the companion file Social Services Abstracts, which provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas.

Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations as well as citations to book reviews.

  • Sociological Abstracts offers extensive historical coverage as the online file dates to 1952.
  • Over a thousand core serials are indexed across Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
  • Over 40 percent of titles are published outside North America.
  • Over 20 percent of content is published in languages other than English.
  • A subscription includes access to Social Services Abstracts, the premier database in social work and social welfare.
  • Full text is available in the Sociology or Social Science Premium Collections. Full text from these or other ProQuest subscriptions is seamlessly linked from Sociological Abstracts records.
  • Cited references have been included since 2002.
  • The Thesaurus of Sociological Indexing Terms, long acknowledged for its definitive index of the field, is used for Sociological Abstracts and provides a hierarchical and alphabetical listing of main term descriptors and displays term relationships, scope notes, and history notes.

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