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International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)


What does it cover?

  • Bibliographic details for social science books, book chapters and journal articles as far back as 1951, often with abstracts.
  • Indexes 2,800 current journal titles and 1,400 journals that are no longer published, and some 7000 books are included each year.
  • Main subject areas: Anthropology| Area Studies |Business and management| Development studies|Economics |Education |Gender and sexuality |Health |History |Human geography and environment |International relations |Law |Media and communication |Philosophy |Policy studies | Politics |Psychology | Sociology, which reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the social sciences.
  • Links through to the full-text journals that Birkbeck Library subscribes to.
  • This database is one of six databases that are part of the ProQuest Business package that consists of: ABI/INFORM Global, Banking Information Source,  Accounting & Tax, Entrepreneurship Database, International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS), ProQuest Asian Business & Reference.

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