International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

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The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) covers the range of social sciences disciplines and interdisciplinary research.  International material from over 100 countries and languages is included. 
Major areas of coverage include:     

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural studies
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Ethnology and ethnography
  • Political science
  • Religious studies
  • Sociology


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Dates covered

1951 - current.

Updating frequency

Biweekly, with approximately 100,000 new records added each year.


Scholarly journals and books.

Print counterpart or
related resources

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences Series.

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