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ASSIA is designed to serve the information needs of the caring professions, including practitioners, researchers, and students in healthcare, social services, education, and related areas.  It is focused on a core of around 500 of the most relevant English language scholarly journals covering aspects of health and social care from a broadly social scienfitic perspective.

There are over 600,000 records with around 1,500 added each month and ASSIA coverage begins in 1976, with a small percentage of older records.  Subject coverage includes, Education, Family, Gerontology, Health services, Housing, Mental health services, Nursing, Social work, Substance abuse.

Via ASSIA you can create your own ProQuest account then 'Sign into My Research' to save your Research and documents, keep a track of your search history, plus export citations and set up Alerts & RSS feeds as required.

A detailed guide to the Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts is supplied by ProQuest, providing a range of search tips, and links to webinars on ASSIA.

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