The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is the essential
online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. It includes over
2.5 million bibliographic records covering the four core social science subjects of
sociology, economics, politics and anthropology. This leaflet focuses specifically
on IBSS’s coverage of economics.
Economics coverage overview
IBSS is one of the most comprehensive and specialist online databases for
economics with over 740,000 economics records dating back to 1951. The
database covers articles and reviews from 670 economics journals as well as
books and book chapters. The online database is updated weekly to ensure
that researchers have access to the very latest information relating to their
particular field of interest.
One of the unique benefits of IBSS is its extensive coverage of international
material with over 50 per cent of journals published outside the US or UK and
with 25 per cent of references in languages other than English. Records
include material from 100 countries and in 60 languages. This helps
economics researchers to give a truly international perspective to their work.
Where journal and book titles are in languages other than English, IBSS
includes both the original language title and also provides an English
translation of the title.
What also sets IBSS apart is its coverage of historical material with records
dating back to 1951, further than most other online bibliographies. This means
that in addition to the 670 economics journals being regularly indexed, IBSS
also contains records from a further 300 economics journals which are no
IBSS covers 670 current economics journals from every region of the world
(for a full list click on the coverage quick link at www.ibss.ac.uk). In addition to
printed journals IBSS also indexes electronic journals. Journal coverage
includes articles, reviews, researc