Family and Society Studies Worldwide

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Family & Society Studies Worldwide indexes and provides abstracts for literature on the family and family-related subjects. Subjects covered include family therapy, cross-cultural issues, minority groups, intermarriage, social policy, parenting, family relationships, foster care and adoption. The database has an international perspective and citations are drawn from a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, health sciences, demography, law, social work, gerontology, and history.


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Journals, books, book chapters, websites, conference papers, selected popular literature, government reports, working papers and other grey literature.

The database incorporates: Family & Society Studies Database, Australian Family & Society Abstracts, U.S. Military Family Resource Center Documents Database, and National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Health Canada.

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Indexing with abstracts.

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related resources

Inventory of Marriage and Family Literature, 1973-1994

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National Information Services Corporation

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