Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
Major areas of coverage include:
- Culture and social structure
- Family and marriage
- History and theory of sociology
- Organizational sociology
- Political sociology
- Poverty and homelessness
- Race and ethnicity
- Social change and economic development
- Social control
- Sociology of health and medicine
- Sociology of education
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The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Type of coverage
Citations with abstracts. Many records from key journals in sociology, added to the database since 2002, also include the references cited in the bibliography of the source article. Each individual reference may also have links to an abstract and/or to other papers that cite that reference; these links increase the possibility of finding more potentially relevant articles. These references are linked both within Sociological Abstracts and across other social science databases.
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