Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)

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Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) contains citations and abstracts to journals in the fields of health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. The journals indexed are published in 16 different countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. 
Major areas of coverage include:

  • Education
  • Family
  • Gerontology
  • Health services
  • Housing
  • Mental health services
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Substance abuse


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User tools and features

RSS feeds and alerts; RefWorks citation tool; ProQuest My Research account to save, tag, organize and share research.

Dates covered

1987 - current.

Updating frequency

Monthly, with more than 1500 records added per update.


Academic, scholarly journals

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations and abstracts.

Print counterpart or
related resources


Producer/content provider


Vendor/electronic presentation provider


Core Subject(s)