Drs. G. Drenthe

Faculty liaison Social Sciences & Health Care Governance

Erasmus University Rotterdam

University Library, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50

T: +31 (0)10 408 1220

E: gusta.drenthe@eur.nl

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Literature on a particular topic

When you need to find literature on a particular topic, these databases are recommended:


AnthroSource contains full-text journals and newsletters published by the American Anthropological Association


Multidisciplinary citation database, covering journals and books.

Social Services Abstracts

Bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development.

Sociological Abstracts

Bibliographical database covering sociology and related disciplines like policy sciences.
Entries cover sociological aspects of twenty-nine broad topics, including anthropology, business, collective behavior, community development, disaster studies, education, environmental studies, gender studies, gerontology, law and penology, marriage and family studies, medicine and health, racial interactions, social psychology, social work, sociological theory, stratification, substance abuse, urban studies, and violence.

Web of Science

Multidisciplinary citation database, covering journals, books and conference proceedings.

Background information, definitions etc.

This widget allows you to search within the reference works available in sEURch:

These online encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks are recommended:

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Concise, expert definitions and explanations of the key concepts, theories and persons in sociology and related topics. Edited by George Ritzer.
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements online Encyclopedia covering a broad range of historical and modern topics to create an understanding of social and political developments.
Dictionary of Sociology Terms taken from sociology and the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science, it provides widespread coverage of all aspects of sociology. Full text available via Oxford Reference.
Encyclopedia of Urban Studies An internationally orientated encyclopedia intended to provide comprehensive coverage of urban studies topics currently studied in urban studies, urbanization and urbanism. Specific attention is paid to the study of urban areas (such as urban anthropology, urban economics, urban geography, urban politics, urban psychology, and urban sociology), to professional fields such as architecture and urban planning, and to other fields such as art, literature, and photography that are situated within the built environment. 
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition) Contains about 4000 articles, 90.000 references and 150 bibliographical entries on communication, behavioral sciences, social sciences, psychology and education theory. Also known as IESBS. Part of Science Direct. 
Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO
 SRMO helps you to answer your research methods and research design questions with over 100,000 pages of book, journal and reference content.


You can browse all e-journals in the A-to-Z list.


DANS Data Archiving and Networked Services (Netherlands): contains thousands of free available datasets in the fields of humanities, archaeology, geospatial sciences, and behavioural and social sciences.
Databases for the social sciences
(Via Erasmus Data Service Centre)
Alphabetical list of  statistical databases in the social sciences.
Eurostat Eurostat is the statistical bureau of the European Union. Their statistics database contains detailed statistics on the EU and candidate countries.
ICPSR:Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research As an international consortium of about 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.
Kennisbasis Statistiek  
OECD iLibrary Books, journals and statistical databases from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Statistische links
(via het EDSC)

Een collectie internetbronnen geselecteerd door het Datateam ingedeeld in: Data Centers en Statistische bureaus, Internationale Data organisaties, Datasets en Data standaarden

Statline  Statistics about the Netherlands collected and offered to us by the "Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek( CBS )".
UNSTAT United Nations Statistics Division