We are very excited to announce that two of the Library’s licensed databases now include citations further back in time:
Web of Science: The Social Science Citation Index portion of Web of Science now goes back to 1900! (Web of Science includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index).
Social Work Abstracts: This database now goes back to 1965.
Finding older articles on your topic can provide historical context and a richer understanding. Also, some topics that may seem new and “hot” today have actually been around before.
Other databases useful for finding older articles include:
- BIOSIS Previews (back to 1926)
- CAB Abstracts (back to 1910)
- International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (back to 1951)
- PsycINFO (back to 1806)
- PubMed (back to 1948)
- Sociological Abstracts (back to 1952)
Many more can be found on the Public Health Library’s Indexes and Databases web page.