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Sociology Collection: About


The products and collections listed below make up the Sociology Collection.  Links are provided to the guides for the specific products for detailed information on searching those products.


  • Addiction
  • Community and mental health services
  • Family and marriage
  • Gerontology
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Social care
  • Social policy
  • Social services
  • Social structure
  • Social welfare
  • Social work
  • Sociology

What is the Sociology Collection?

The Sociology Collection provides access to Sociological Abstracts in combination with other databases covering the international literature in sociology and social services, along with related fields. Together, it provides abstracts, indexing and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, and more, including full-text from hundreds of leading sociology journals.

More details of the specific content are provided below

Links to the guides for the content listed are available in the left column.

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.

What is Sociological Abstracts?

Sociological Abstracts offers access to the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides in-depth and non-evaluative abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800 serial publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. The database backfile dates to 1952.

What is the Sociology Database?

The Sociology Database includes over 400 serial titles (over 250 with ongoing full text). 1700 full text dissertations are also available, plus around 250 video clips, from the INTELECOM documentary series The Way We Live and Our Families; Ourselves, offering a great introduction to key sociological topics.

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