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IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences


The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books are included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of all current journal articles and full text availability is continually increasing.

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Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Anthropology
    • Politics
    • Sociology
    • Economics
    • Area studies
    • Development studies
    • Gender and sexuality
    • Human geography and environment
    • Business and management
    • Policy studies
    • Health
    • Education
    • International relations
    • Media and communication
    • Psychology
    • History
    • Law
    • Philosophy
Dates of Coverage
    1951 - current
Update Frequency
    Weekly, with approximately 100,000 new records added each year
    Over 3,081,400 records as of August 2013
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Sample Record
    TI: Title
        The educational consequences of migration for children in China
    AU: Author
        Liang, Zai; Chen, Y.P.
    AF: Affiliation
        State University of New York (Liang, Zai)
    SO: Source
        Social science research, vol. 36 no. 1, pp. 28-47, Mar 2007
    IS: ISSN
    DE: Descriptors
        Migration; Migrants; Level of education; Schooling; China
    AB: Abstract
        Recent research literature on migration in China has mainly focused on
        adult migrants. As more and more people participate in the migration
        process and as migrants expand the duration of their stays in cities,
        migrant children increasingly become part of the migration stream. The
        presence of large numbers of migrant children in cities, especially
        children without local hukou, creates major problems for their parents
        and challenges for education policy-makers. In this paper, we examine
        the school enrollment of migrant children who resided in cities of
        Guangdong province in 1995. Using data from the 1995 China 1%
        Population Sample Survey, we apply a research strategy that
        incorporates both migration origin as well as destination. This allows
        us to estimate school enrollment rates for temporary migrant children,
        permanent migrant children, and local children, in addition to
        non-migrant children at the place of origin. Two major findings emerge
        from multivariate analyses of school enrollment. First, temporary
        migrant children are much less likely to be enrolled in school
        compared to local children. Temporary migrants with less than one year
        of residence in cities suffer the most. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly,
        permanent migrant children are more likely to be enrolled in school
        than local children due largely to the highly selective nature of
        their parents. Second, compared to non-migrant children at the place
        of origin, rural temporary migrant children from Guangdong also
        encounter a major disadvantage in terms of school enrollment. As
        education becomes more and more important for socio-economic mobility
        in the Chinese society, such disadvantages faced by temporary migrant
        children are likely to have detrimental and long-term consequences for
        migrant children and for urban society as a whole.; All rights
        reserved, Elsevier
    LA: Language
    PY: Publication Year
    PT: Publication Type
        Journal Article
    DO: DOI
    CL: Classification
    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.

    AB = Abstract

    NT = Notes

    AU = Author

    OT = Original Title

    AF - Author Affiliation

    PB = Publisher

    CA = Corporate Author

    PL = Publisher Location

    CL = Classification

    PY = Publication Year

    DE = Descriptors

    RA = Review Author

    DO = DOI

    RW = Related Work

    ED = Editor

    SL = Summary Language

    IB = ISBN

    SO = Source

    IS = ISSN

    SR = Series Title

    IT = Issue Title

    TI = Title

    JN = Journal Name

    UD = Update

    LA = Language

Browsable Indexes

    A browsable index is an alphabetical listing of terms used in a specific field of a database. You can browse this list to see, for example, the names of journals indexed in International Bibliography of the Social Sciences. Browsable Indexes are available for the following fields:

    Journal Name
    Publication Type
    Review Author