Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson)

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Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective combines indexing from Humanities Index Retrospective, Social Sciences Index Retrospective and the International Index. The database provides citations to articles and book reviews covering a wide-range of humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. Sources include core, scholarly English-language periodicals as well as a number of lesser-known but important specialized magazines published between 1907 and 1984. Subjects covered include:

  • Addiction Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Area Studies
  • Art
  • Classical Studies
  • Communications
  • Community Health & Medical Care
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics
  • Family Studies
  • Film, Folklore
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literary & Social Criticism Literature
  • Minority Studies
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Planning & Public Administration
  • Policy Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Public Welfare
  • Religion and Theology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies


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Journals and magazines.

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations.

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related resources

Print Counterparts:

  • International Index to Periodical Literature
  • Social Sciences & Humanities Index
  • Humanities Index
  • Social Sciences Index

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H.W. Wilson Company

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