Sociological Abstracts

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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.

Also see the ProQuest guide to Sociological Abstracts.


This database works with to locate full-text availability.

As of Sep 1, 2014 the Sociological Abstracts database is packaged with Social Services Abstracts and ProQuest Sociology (310 full text journals).

1963 - Current
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DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2009.02.013

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