Sociological Abstracts

The bibliographical database Sociological Abstracts (external link) covers the period from 1952 onwards and encompasses all areas of Sociology as well as publications relevant to Sociology from related disciplines:

  • Education Science
  • Ethnology
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • Politology
  • Social Psychology
  • Economics

The database is updated monthly and currently comprises about 1 million entries.


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