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A Comprehensive, Scholarly Sociology Research Database

Extensive in scope, this research database provide users with a wealth of professional and scholarly tools encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. This trusted database features more than 2.5 million records with subject headings from a 27,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and lexicographers and contains abstracts for more than 1,500 core coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. In addition, SocINDEX provides data mined from more than 400 priority coverage journals as well as nearly 3,000 selective coverage journals. Further, extensive indexing for books/monographs, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources is included. Searchable cited references are also provided.

An All-Encompassing Resource

SocINDEX offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology and criminal justice, demography, ethnic and racial studies, gender studies, marriage and family, political sociology, religion, rural and urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse and other addictions, violence and many others.

Profiles of the Experts

In addition, SocINDEX features nearly 26,000 author profiles covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database. Each profile includes biographical data and bibliographic information, which together allow users to quickly ascertain an author's areas of expertise and academic/professional focus. All author profiles are updated on a routine basis as new information about each author becomes available.


Advanced Search, with its elegantly laid-out tool set for crafting very precise search strategies, gives the user great control over the whole search process.

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