The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences database has been reloaded and for the first time includes a thesaurus search tool.
In addition, Ovid has made the following changes to the database:
3 New Tools
OvidSP's Thesaurus displays your subject heading search term in the context of the database thesaurus.
The IBSS terms in the thesaurus, originally came from four volumes of the Thematic List of Descriptors, covering social and cultural anthropology, economics, political science and sociology.
See thefor more information on using the Thesaurus.
OvidSP's Permuted Index (PTX) allows you to search the index when you are uncertain about the exact wording of a subject heading. The Permuted Index only searches for single-word search terms.
See thefor more information on using the Permusted Indes.
OvidSP's Explode tool searches for and displays results of your subject heading search term and all its broader and related topics at once.
See thefor more information on using Explode.
2 New Segments
|ibss1||1951 - 1980|
|ibss2||1981 - present|
1 New Field
|Label||Field Name||What's New|
|KW||Keywords||The new Keywords (KW) field contains entries from subject heading that are not terms in the Thesaurus.|
Complete details on new and changed fields are available in the database guide. If you have any questions, contact your Ovid Support Representative at [email protected].