Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Records published by Sociological Abstracts in print during the database's first 11 years, 1952-1962, have been added to the database as of November 2005, extending the depth of the backfile of this authoritative resource.
Many records from key journals in sociology, added to the database since 2002, also include the references cited in the bibliography of the source article. Each individual reference may also have links to an abstract and/or to other papers that cite that reference; these links increase the possibility of finding more potentially relevant articles. These references are linked both within Sociological Abstracts and across other social science databases available on ProQuest.
Subjects included: culture and social structure; demography and human biology; economic development; environmental interactions, evaluation research, family and social welfare, health and medicine law, history and theory of sociology, management and complex organizations, mass phenomena and political interactions, methodology and research technology, policy, planning, forecast and speculation, radical sociology, religion and science, rural and urban sociology, social development, social differentiation, social psychology and group interaction, sociology of the arts, business, education as well as studies in violence and power, substance abuse and addiction, welfare services, and womens studies.