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International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

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IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
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The International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS) indexes anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology, and interdisciplinary research in social sciences.  Approximately 70% of the records are in English.
This database is the electronic equivalent of four separate print indexes: International Bibliography of Anthropology (REF Z5111.I62); International Bibliography of Economics (REF Z7164.E2 I62); International Bibliography of Political Science (REF Z7163. I62); and International Bibliography of Sociology (REF Z7161. I62). 

Bibliographic database compiled by the London School of Economics and Political Science. IBSS includes nearly two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,700 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of all current journal articles and full text availability is continually increasing. 

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unlimited simultaneous users
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Not Permitted
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Haynes, Anne
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Folklore
  • Ethnomusicology
  • African Studies

Library of Congress Subjects:

Social sciences--Bibliography--Databases.