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Human Development & Family Science

Social Services Abstracts- Using Subject headings to Focus a Search

  • Part of an article result found in a search in Social Services Abstracts is displayed in the image below.
  • After the citation and abstract for each result is a list of links titled "Subject". These terms, if clicked, will take you to other articles indexed with these subject terms.
  • If you wanted to do a search using more than one Subject headings at once, you would return to the search page and enter your Subject headings and other search terms there.



image of "Subjects" text, links following

Useful Subject headings in Sociological & Social Services Abstracts

Subject headings for Social Services Abstracts and Sociological Abstracts (examples).  Do not include the definitions in parenthesis when you type the Subject headings into the search box. Action Research (Study of social phenomena in a real context, rather than under artificially controlled conditions.)
Applied Research
Cost-benefit analysis
Case Studies
Longitudinal Studies (Methods of Data Collection in which the same persons or groups are observed over a period of time.)
Program Evaluation
Social Impact Assessment (A method of analyzing the impact of a government action on the social aspects of the environment.)