International Bibliography of the Social Sciences


Access to the IBSS database requires some kind of paid or institutional subscription, thus limiting its usefulness for the general users, who are limited to a general content overview. A good listing of external links worldwide is provided

Fee Policy

IBSS is available free of charge only to students, researchers, faculty and staff at UK higher and further education institutions, independent research institutes and government departments, through a free registration process

Free Retrieved Material

Only a general overview of the system is reserved to the public, with the option of requesting a free trial for commercial and non-UK users

Linking Richness

Along with appropriate links for internal use, IBSS provides a good list of useful links related to social science issues at the international level