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ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts on the Web is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional.

ASSIA currently contains over 375,000 records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Communication
    • Criminology
    • Cultural anthropology
    • Education
    • Ethnic studies
    • Family
    • Geriatrics
    • Health
    • Housing
    • Marriage
    • Nursing
    • Unemployment
    • Immigration
    • Industrial relations
    • Child abuse
    • Legal issues
    • National Health Service reforms
    • Political science
    • Psychology
    • Race relations
    • Religion
    • Sociology
    • Social work
    • Substance abuse
    • Urban planning
    • Women's studies
Dates of Coverage
    1987 - current
Update Frequency
    Monthly, with more than 1500 records added per update.
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
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Sample Record
    TI: Title
    Casual employment in Australia and temporary employment in Europe: developing a cross-national comparison
    AU: Author
    Campbell, I; Burgess, J
    SO: Source
    Work, Employment and Society; 15 (1) Mar 2001, p.171-84
    IS: ISSN
    AB: Abstract
    Reviews the international data on the incidence and trends of temporary employment and summarises current research in Europe; examines the Australian case. Highlights the pattern of rapid growth in casual employment, explains what is meant by the category of casual, both in official statistics and in practice, and considers the pitfalls in using the Australian data on casual employees in cross-national comparisons of temporary employees. Concludes with comments on the differences and similarities in the comparison of trends in casual employment in Australia and trends in temporary employment in Europe. (Original abstract - amended)
    FE: Features
    refs. tbls.
    LA: Language
    PY: Publication Year
    DE: Descriptors
    Temporary employment; Labour market; Crossnational studies; European Union; Australia
    SH: Shelfmark
    UD: Update
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract IS = ISSN
    AN = Accession Number LA = Language
    AU = Author PY = Publication Year
    CD = CODEN SH = Shelfmark (British Library)
    DE = Descriptors SO = Source
    FE = Features TI = Title
    IB = ISBN UD = Update