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Indexes articles relating to health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.  ASSIA contains records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.


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

How often updated



From 1987 onwards


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