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Resource spotlight: the social sciences literature

Researching a topic in the social sciences and PubMed isn’t quite retrieving relevant results? The library subscribes to two databases that delve in to the social sciences literature, Social Services Abstracts and Sociological Abstracts. Next time you are researching a topic with social implications, turn to these two databases.

Social Services Abstracts

  • Community and mental health services
  • Crisis intervention
  • The family and social welfare
  • Gerontology
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Professional issues in social work
  • Social and health policy
  • Social services in addiction
  • Social work education
  • Social work practice
  • Support groups/networks
  • Violence, abuse, neglect
  • Welfare services

 Sociological Abstracts

  • Culture and social structure
  • Demography and human biology
  • Economic development
  • Environmental interactions
  • Evaluation research
  • Family and social welfare
  • Health and medicine and law
  • History and theory of sociology
  • Management and complex organizations
  • Mass phenomena and political interactions
  • Methodology and research technology
  • Policy, planning, forecast, and speculation
  • Radical sociology
  • Religion and science
  • Rural and urban sociology
  • Social development
  • Social differentiation
  • Social psychology and group interaction
  • Sociology of the arts, business, education
  • Studies in violence and power
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Welfare services
  • Women’s studies

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