As its name may imply, SocINDEX can be used to search topics in sociology and related areas of scholarship including criminal justice, ethnic and racial studies, gender studies, marriage and family studies, political sociology, religion, rural and urban sociology, social psychology, social work, and sociological history, research and theory, among other topics.
The database provides search-able access to more than 800 journals (from 1895 forward) and full-text to some 547 sociology and “priority coverage” journals–as per scope of database–(from 1908 forward). Its full text offering also include books and conference papers.
SocINDEX also features more than 10,000 Author Profiles covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched-for authors in the database. A Cited Reference search can also be run for specific authors and/or article, revealing the cited references and times-cited by other articles within the database.