"... presents essays written by scholars about a large number of topics within the broad field of sociology." It is "... useful both for scholars and professionals investigating new areas of study and for students needing introductory overviews." (Library Journal)
International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences
by N. J. Smelser (Editor-In-Chief); P. B. Baltes (Editor-In-Chief)
Sociological Abstracts covers the international literature of sociology, social work, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides abstracting and indexing of articles and book reviews from serials publications, plus books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and working papers.
"... provides comprehensive coverage of all areas of sociology, social anthropology and cognate subjects such as cultural and women's studies, social policy and industrial relations." (publisher's description)