SOCIAL SCIENCES CITATION INDEX

The Social Sciences Citation Index® in Web of Science™ Core Collection is a carefully selected and evaluated collection delivers to users the most influential scientific research information from the 20th century. With the addition of Century of Social SciencesTM, SSCI® delivers comprehensive backfile and cited reference data from 1900 to 2009.

The world itself changed dramatically during the first half of the 20th century, and the published research during this period of time is reflective of these great changes. The ability to search an entire century of information in one place, across 55 disciplines of the social sciences, is simply invaluable resource for academic study at all levels.

With 6.4 million records*,you can:

  • Track research trends, top authors, institutions, and journals, in the social sciences throughout time.
  • Following paths forward and backward in time through cited reference navigation, with links to archival full text.
  • Prove the impact of research findings by citing respected works from the past.
  • Produce high quality papers that reflect how past work forms the context for today’s knowledge.
  • Learn how and when problems and ideas were first encountered and dealt with.

*As of July 2009

6.4 million records in the social sciences.*

  • 2,697 social science journals across 55 disciplines, 1900 to present.*
  • Only Web of Science™ Core Collection has social sciences coverage, 1900 to 1955: Century of Social SciencesTM
  • A collection of some of the oldest, and most prestigious journals in their respective fields
  • Full bibliographic and cited reference data for journals in disciplines such as: communication, education, geography, history & philosophy of the social sciences, law, political science, public health, social issues & sociology
  • Various national perspectives in the fields of anthropology and geography
  • The economics collection includes the Journal of Political Economy, one of the oldest and most prestigious journals in its field
  • Full integration with Web of Science

*As of July 2009

1900 to 1955

Century of Social SciencesTM delivers comprehensive backfile and cited reference data from 1900 to 1955. Combined with existing Web of Science Core Collection backfiles, this carefully selected and evaluated collection delivers to users the most influential scientific research information from the 20th century.

The world itself changed dramatically during the first half of the 20th century, and the published research during this period of time is reflective of these great changes.

  • Coverage of over 300 journals in the social sciences back to 1900
  • A collection of some of the oldest, and most prestigious journals in their respective fields
  • Extensive coverage of the high impact psychology journals, including 5 titles associated with Sigmund Freud
  • Full bibliographic and cited reference data for journals in disciplines such as: communication, education, geography, history & philosophy of the social sciences, law, political science, public health, social issues & sociology
  • Various national perspectives in the fields of anthropology and geography
  • The economics collection includes the Journal of Political Economy, one of the oldest and most prestigious journals in its field
  • Full integration with Web of Science 

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