Sociological Abstracts

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Comprehensive, international coverage of journal articles, books, papers, etc. in sociology and related disciplines.
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1952 to present
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This product is a key resource for research in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of more than 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records from 1963 and on contain abstracts of journal articles. Social Planning/Policy & Development Abstracts (SOPODA) is included as a subfile, providing additional literature on policy issues addressing violence, abuse, neglect, aging, health, energy, environment, housing, education, women and development, disaster preparedness and risk assessment. Cited references are included as of 2004.

Being on the ProQuest platform it has the basic browse and search functionalities that other products on the platform do, such as a basic search, and advanced search able to search a variety of fields connected with Boolean operators (AND, OR, and NOT). Results can be limited to peer reviewed journals, publication dates, types, and languages.

Laurier Library provides access to this through the ProQuest Sociology Collection.

Subjects covered:
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Social and Environmental Justice
  • Sociology
  • Youth and Children's Studies
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  • Social Planning/Policy & Development Abstracts