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Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA): About

Subject Coverage

  • Child Abuse
  • Communication
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Ethnic and minority studies
  • Family
  • Geriatrics
  • Health
  • Health policy
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Industrial relations
  • Legal issues
  • Mental health
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Race relations
  • Religion
  • Sexuality
  • Social work
  • Substance abuse
  • Unemployment
  • Urban planning
  • Women’s studies

What is the Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA) ?

The Applied Social Sciences Index Abstracts (ASSIA) is designed to meet the information needs of the caring professions, and spans the literature of health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. The database abstracts and indexes over 500 journals.

More about the Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)

ASSIA contains records from over 500 journals published in English with a core focus on the applied social sciences. The vast majority of records included are scholarly journal articles.This focuses searching on the most relevant scholarly literature, while other databases offer a broader view for extending searching.

  • Records have an abstract and subject indexing with controlled terms selected from the ASSIA thesaurus.
  • There are over 600,000 records with around 1,500 added each month. ASSIA coverage begins in 1976, with a small percentage of older records.

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