abstracts; and book, film, and software review citations. The database also contains major and minor descriptors. Entries cover sociological aspects of twenty-nine broad topics, including anthropology, business, collective behaviour, community development, disaster studies, education, environmental studies, gender studies, gerontology, law and penology, marriage and family studies, medicine and health, racial interactions, social psychology, social work, sociological theory, stratification, substance abuse, urban studies, and violence. Sociological Abstracts is fundamental for interdiciplinary research in social sciences issues and for practitioners seeking the sociological perspective on various disciplines.
CCInfoWeb CCInfoWeb is an electronic index from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and was accessed through the University of Toronto Libraries e-resources. Although this index is comprised of several databases, only the OSHLINE, HSELINE and NIOSHTIC-2 databases were searched for this review.
Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI) With more than two million entries, the Dissertation Abstracts database is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities. We add some 47,000 new dissertations and 12,000 new theses to the database each year.
The database includes bibliographic citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Citations for dissertations published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. The full text of more than 1.7 million of these titles is available in paper and microform formats. Institutional subscribers to ProQuest Digital Dissertations receive on-line access to the complete file of dissertations in digital format starting with titles published from 1997 forward.
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