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Social Sciences Citation Index

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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 Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes over 1,950 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.   It includes cited reference searching.

The Web of Science offers enhanced cited reference searching. Researchers can search the citation data (the footnotes of each article), taking a known, relevant paper and finding other, more recent papers that cite it. In addition, the Keywords Plus feature provides additional search terms and phrases drawn from an article's bibliography (cited references).

The ISI Citation Databases

The ISI Journal Lists

Number of Users:
10 simultaneous users
Interlibrary Loan:
Not Permitted
Resource Advocate:
Gunderson, Nels
SFX Source:
Federated Search:

IUB Library Subjects:
  • Latino Studies
  • Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World -- Themester
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Gender Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Administration
  • Library and Information Science
  • Economics
  • Public Health
  • Anthropology
  • Political Science

Library of Congress Subjects:

Science--Periodicals Indexes Periodicals.
Science Indexes Periodicals.
Social sciences--Periodicals Indexes Periodicals.
Social sciences Indexes Periodicals.
Arts--Periodicals Indexes Periodicals.
Arts Indexes Periodicals.
Humanities--Periodicals Indexes Periodicals.
Humanities Indexes Periodicals.