Social Sciences Citation Index and Social SciSearch


Both SSCI and SciSearch as well as other ISI products are provided by Thomson, an infomediary company. Products are organized for diofferent user levels. About 1,700 journals related to Social Sciences are indexed (with abstracts)


As access services belonging to (a corporate infomediary), the information selection is operated by an editorial department according to specific criteria (authority, accuracy, etc.)


Thomson services provide access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and references in a well structured environment

Information density

These services cover about 1,700 of the world's leading scholarly social sciences journals covering more than 50 disciplines and 3,300 of the science- and technology-related journals, some of them dating back to 1956

Content Pertinence to Political Science

Only for the Political Science fields, the database covers about 90 journals, along with other publications somewhat to social sciences studies

Updating Rate

The database is continuously updated given its nature of an access service dealing with almost thousands of publications worldwide