Social Sciences Citation Index

By Leilani Hall, Science and Technology Librarian

With a combination of funding from canceling the print subscription and a one-time contribution from the Provost's Office, the Library is happy to announce that access to the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) is now available online. We feel SSCI is an important tool for supporting both faculty research in the social sciences and student research in the new educational doctorate program. You can search SSCI, one of ISI’s Web of Science databases, from the Library’s Database and Article Searching page. We are providing online access from 1999-present.

Citation indexes were developed to track cited references, papers that were later cited in another’s references. There are limitations: works cited journals are not guaranteed to be included in the list of journals regularly reviewed.

Search options include a quick search on a topic, author, journal or time period. There are advanced searching options as well. You can collect and export results to e-mail, a printer or save on a disc or drive.

As stated on the IS web site:

The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 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.

Some of the subject areas included:

Industrial Relations
Information Science & Library Science

Political Science
Public Health
Social Issues
Social Work
Substance Abuse
Urban Studies
Women's Studies

Are you ready to try it? Go ahead. You know you want to: