- International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
company_name = International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
company_type = Social science bibliography
company_slogan = "The essential online bibliography for social science and interdisciplinary research"
London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Rebecca Ursell, IBSS Manager
products = Journal coverage; subject coverage; international; historic; coverage evaluations; abstracts; social science bibliography available online, on CD-ROM and in print.
homepage = [http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/IBSS/Default.htm International Bibliography of the Social Sciences]
Publishingand information services
num_employees = 12
The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an online
bibliographyfor social science and interdisciplinary research and is produced by the Library at the London School of Economics and Political Science. IBSS focuses mainly on the four core social science disciplines - anthropology, economics, politics and sociology – but it also covers a range of interdisciplinary subjects, such as development studies, human geography and environment and gender studies.
IBSS includes approximately 2.5 million references to journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters and is growing at the rate of about 100,000 items per annum. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books included each year. IBSS covers international material with 25 per cent of references in languages other than English and with over 50 per cent of journals covered published outside the US or UK. IBSS records date back to 1951. Abstracts are available for over 75 per cent of current journal articles and links are available to the full text of articles in journals subscribed to by individual institutions.
"'Searches can be carried out by keyword, author or journal and results can be printed, emailed, saved or downloaded into a bibliographic management software package to create a bibliography. IBSS is updated weekly and users can set up email alerts or
RSSfeeds to keep up to date with new data added. A range of user guides and tutorials are available via the IBSS website.
"'All members of UK higher and further education institutions, ESRC recognised research institutes and central government departments are eligible to use IBSS free of charge via Ovid as a result of funding by the
Economic and Social Research Council(ESRC).
*Access for UK higher and further education institutions - Free access is restricted to members of UK higher and further education institutions, ESRC recognised research institutes and central government departments and is provided online via the service provider Ovid. For access details please visit your institution’s library website.
*Access for members of UK commercial and all non-UK institutions is available by institutional subscription only via the service providers
EBSCO, Ovid( Wolters Kluwer) and Proquest(CSA).
*1951: IBSS set up by [http://www.unesco.org/most/icssd.htm The International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation] , an
NGOrecognised by UNESCO
*1951-89: IBSS compiled at the
Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiquesin Paris and produced in four printed volumes: Economics, Political Science, Anthropology and Sociology
*1989 onwards: IBSS produced by
London School of Economics and Political Science
*1993: IBSS made available on CD-ROM
*1995: IBSS made available online
*"IBSS website" - http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/IBSS
*"IBSS coverage" - http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/IBSS/about/coverage.htm
*"List of institutions eligible to use IBSS free of charge" - http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/IBSS/access/access_online.htm
*"Access and subscription details" - http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/IBSS/access/access_direct.htm
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