CURRENT CONTENTS/SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

 

Scope Notes

Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences

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Anthropology
Category Description:
Anthropology covers resources concerned with the scientific study of human beings, including their origins, distribution, and development, as well as their sociocultural characteristics and behavior. All cultural/social anthropology subfields such as anthropological archaeology, linguistic anthropology, ethnography and ethnology, economic anthropology, and visual anthropology are included here.

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Communication
Category Description:
Communication includes resources on the verbal and non-verbal exchange of information, including communication theory, mass media, public opinion and public relations, speech, technical writing, marketing and advertising.

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Economics
Category Description:
Economics covers resources in a broad range of specialties, including theoretical, political, and agricultural economics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Also included are business and finance resources.

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Education
Category Description:
Education covers resources on both theoretical and practical educational issues including special education.

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Environmental Studies, Geography & Development
Category Description:
Environmental Studies, Geography & Development includes resources that examine the relationship between humans and the environment, both natural and fabricated. Subjects covered include environmental behavior, leisure studies, tourism, regional studies, urban planning, human and political geography, cartography, resource development, disaster management and cultural change.

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Law
Category Description:
Law covers resources from both general and specialized areas of national and international law, including comparative law, criminology, business law, banking, corporate and tax law, constitutional law, civil rights, copyright and intellectual property law, environmental law, family law, medicine and the law as well as psychology and the law.

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Library & Information Sciences
Category Description:
Library & Information Sciences covers resources on all areas of information and library science from the academic to the professional including online services, CD-ROM, and Internet information sources; computerized methods; serials librarianship; cataloguing and bibliography; special libraries and library automation; and documentation studies.

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Management
Category Description:
Management covers resources on management and organizational science, strategic planning and decision-making methods, industrial relations and labor.

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Political Science & Public Administration
Category Description:
Political Science & Public Administration includes resources on all aspects of political science, both domestic and international as well as public administration.

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Psychiatry
Category Description:
Psychiatry includes resources concerned with social aspects of mental and emotional disorders.

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Psychology
Category Description:
Psychology covers resources on all areas of psychology, including applied, biological, clinical, developmental, educational, mathematical, organizational, experimental and social.

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Public Health & Health Care Science
Category Description:
Public Health & Health Care Science includes resources on public health, nursing, health services, hospital administration, health care management, biomedical ethics, gerontology, and substance abuse.

Category Name:
Rehabilitation
Category Description:
Rehabilitation includes resources dealing with therapeutic approaches to developmental disabilities: mental, speech, hearing, visual and other physical disorders. Studies in music, art, dance, and occupational therapy are also included here.

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Social Work & Social Policy
Category Description:
Social Work & Social Policy includes resources from a variety of areas such as criminology, penology, social issues, and social work.

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Sociology & Social Sciences
Category Description:
Sociology & Social Sciences includes resources in all areas related to the scientific study of human society and social behavior. Among the topics covered in this category are aging, demography, deviance and social control, the family, groups and organizations, social change, social differentiation, and work and leisure. Also included in this category is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary material as well as resources pertinent to the full spectrum of the social sciences, such as research methods, survey design and statistical analysis, decision theory, evaluation theory and process, and the history of the social sciences.