International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences


One of the richest and more authoritative sources for social and behavioural science provided in an electronic version. Online access to the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences is available via ScienceDirect


Part of the large Elsevier Publishing Group, this site counts famous scholars from all over the world as contributed to its entries and content


Subscribers have full access to entries and definitions, with seamless linking from references within articles to the source abstract -- this being a well integrated database

Information density

The largest published work on social and behavioural sciences with almost 4,000 articles and 80,000 references

Content Pertinence to Political Science

Broad variety of subjects with a sociological focus, but many of them are clearly related to PS entries and links

Updating Rate

The online version is updated on a yearly basis