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Communications, Social Science, and Healthcare
Communications, Social Science, and Healthcare
A database of more than 15,300 full-text chapters
from more than 610 scholarly books.
ISSN: 2329-8324
Free Access


As one of the premier InfoSci®-Disciplines databases, Communications, Social Science, and Healthcare is a rapidly expanding database of over 15,300 full-text chapters from more than 610 scholarly books in over 40 research areas. Combining the content coverage from three of the smaller subject databases, InfoSci®-Media and Communication Science and Technology, InfoSci®-Social Sciences and Online Behavior, and InfoSci®-Medical, Healthcare, and Life Science and Technology, this discipline-focused database examines issues relating to multimedia technologies, digital communications, networking, social technologies, societal developments, human aspects of technology, bioinformatics, medical technologies, clinical practice, and healthcare. Offering exceptional value and unlimited access to a comprehensive collection of groundbreaking research, the Communications, Social Science, and Healthcare database is priced to fit your institution’s budget. Utilizing the advanced InfoSci® platform, users can enjoy simultaneous access to a large collection of diverse content at a fraction of the combined print value!

  • Comprehensive Collection
    Collection of over 15,300 full-text chapters from over 610 scholarly books.
  • Unlimited Simultaneous Access
    No limits as to how many concurrent users are logged in and using the content simultaneously. Full-text PDF viewing that allows copy, paste and printing capabilities.
  • Discounted Pricing
    Variety of pricing options: perpetual, current year, and annual subscriptions available. Priced at a fraction of the combined print value of included publications. For more information about pricing, title lists and consortium discounts, please contact or (717) 533-8845 ext. 100.

Topics Covered

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biologically Inspired Computing
  • Biomedical Technologies
  • Biometrics
  • Chemoinformatics
  • Clinical Technologies
  • Communications Theory
  • Computer Graphics and Art
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Cyber Behavior
  • Digital Media
  • E-Collaboration
  • E-Health
  • Emergency Medicine
  • End-User Computing
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Gaming
  • Gender and Technology
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interactive Technologies
  • Internet Technologies
  • Knowledge Society
  • Mass Communications
  • Medical Engineering
  • Medical Ethics
  • Mobile and Wireless Computing
  • Multimedia Technologies
  • Music Technologies
  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • Pharmacology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Computing
  • Socio-Economic Development
  • Sociology
  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual Communities

Key Features

  • Over 15,300 full-text chapters from 610+ scholarly books
  • More than one million reference citations for further research
  • No embargo of content included in the database
  • MARC records available at no charge
  • Unlimited simultaneous access 24/7 with no limitations
  • Precise search and retrieval through chapter-level abstracts and indexing
  • Updated continuously as new IGI Global books go to press
  • Electronic version of all documents available before print release
  • Unrivalled among scholarly publishers in coverage of Communications, Social Science, and Healthcare research applied to many areas
  • Perpetual, current-year purchase, and annual subscription options available
  • Discounts for consortia and other multi-site groups
  • Priced at a fraction of the combined print value!

Platform Features

  • Provides access to unique collections of cutting-edge, peer-reviewed reference works in diverse fields, ensuring the research is directly relevant to your research needs and interests.
  • Updated continuously as new IGI Global books go to press (no embargo of content included in the database)
  • Full-text PDF viewing
  • All content housed on one platform, personalized to your institution
  • Customized Librarian Corner with exclusive administration tools
    • Persistent URLs
    • COUNTER4 compliant usage statistics
    • Complimentary downloadable MARC records
  • Advanced, XML-powered, full-text search engine with increased search speed and ranked results
  • Spell-check and auto-complete search suggestions
  • The ability to search by content or product type and sort by relevance, title and copyright year
  • RSS feed functionality notifies librarians when new MARC records become available
  • APA-, MLA-, and Chicago-style formatted citations, as well as the ability to export to RefWorks and EasyBib
  • Supporting SRU Industry Interoperability Standards

An Essential Resource For:

  • Academics
  • Business Professionals
  • Chemists and Engineers
  • Distance and Online Learning Practitioners
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Medical Personnel
  • Researchers
  • Sociologists
  • Students
  • Web Developers

Purchasing Options

Subscription and perpetual access pricing is available for Communications, Social Science, and Healthcare. Annual subscriptions for colleges and universities are based on the institution's "Relevant FTE" - meaning the number of likely users at the institution, as reported by the customer, of content in the covered subject area(s). Flexible pricing allows this database to be an excellent addition to your library, regardless of the size of your institution. Please visit our purchasing page to subscribe to a database, request a free quote, or start a free 30 day trial.

IGI Global's perpetual access pricing is a one-time fee that represents a fraction of the combined print value of the collection and allows an institution to purchase perpetual access to research added to the database from the year 2000 through the end of the current calendar year. Each subsequent year of releases can then be purchased for additional one-time fees. There are no access or hosting fees associated with IGI Global perpetual purchases.

For inquiries regarding pricing, list of titles, and consortium discount information, please contact or (717) 533-8845 ext. 100.

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