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A Comprehensive and Scholarly Full-Text Sociology Research Database

This database is the world's most comprehensive and highest-quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. The database features millions of records with subject headings from a sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers.

Core Coverage Journals in all Related Core Disciplines

In addition to nearly 900 full-text journals, SocINDEX with Full Text also contains informative abstracts for more than 1,500 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. In addition, this file provides data mined from nearly 420 "priority" coverage journals and over 2,900 "selective" coverage journals. Complete with extensive indexing for books/monographs, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources the database also includes searchable cited references are provided.

An All-Encompassing Resource

SocINDEX with Full Text 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 with Full Text features over 25,800 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.


With full-text access to close to 800 journals, 820 monographs, and almost 14,000 conference papers covering a flood of topics from the fields of sociology, anthropology, education, and social work-examining, among other topics, marriage and family, abortion, ethnicity and race, and demography - this comprehensive index is a standout in this category.

– Julie Zamostny, Library Journal