September 24th, 2007

SocINDEX has fine features

What can I say about our new database SocINDEX except, for Human Services topics, it’s a thing of beauty? Here’s a bit more detail.

Best features of SocINDEX with Full Text:

  • Fantastic results for all topics remotely related to sociology and human services (including “sexuality and middle adulthood.” HS FirstCourse learners: hint, hint.)

  • 19,300 term sociological thesaurus, meaning there are a lot of research shortcuts waiting under the “Subject Terms” tab.

  • A large supply of Conference Proceedings. I found this intriguing. Usually, you get those through special grey lit collections or associations.

  • Ethnic, racial and urban studies topics galore.

  • Substantial Criminology focus. Reportedly, the content here is equivalent to Criminal Justice Abstracts.

  • Search alerts – look for the RSS icon after you search. SocINDEX will rerun that same query automatically on a regular basis, and email you the results.

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— Erika

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