Coverage Dates: 1952 - Present
Description: Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,809 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Records added since 1973 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.
Many records from key journals in sociology, published since 2001, also include the references cited in the bibliography of the source article. Each individual reference may also have links to an abstract and/or to other papers that cite that reference; these links increase the possibility of finding more potentially relevant articles.
Subject Coverage Major areas of coverage include: 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 and Women's studies.