Social sciences

Humanities and Social Science Electronic Thesaurus

"The thesaurus was initially based on the UNESCO Thesaurus and is continuously expanded and updated by the UK Data Archive. As new terms appear in our studies, new terms will be found in the thesaurus. HASSET is the basis for the multilingual European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST) which is currently translated into nine languages and is used to aid retrieval in the CESSDA Catalog. HASSET displays the relationships between terms and so can help you broaden your search or make it more specific.

Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus

"The Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus is a bilingual thesaurus consisting of terminology which represents all the fields treated in information resources of the Government of Canada. It contains 4,801 terms in English and 4,868 in French, including 2,180 preferred terms in each language. All fields of knowledge are represented in the thesaurus, to varying degrees. Because of the great variety of subjects covered by the thesaurus, its terminology is rather general. By design, it does not include specialized terminology used in specific and limited disciplines.

European Language Social Science Thesaurus

"ELSST employs the usual range of terms and thesaural relationships: preferred terms and non-preferred terms (UFs); the hierarchical relationships (broader terms (BTs) and narrower terms (NTs)); and the associative relationship/related terms (RTs). Scope Notes (SNs) are used to define the intended meaning and usage of the preferred term within the domain of the thesaurus. Its main aim is to facilitate access to data resources across Europe, independent of domain, resource, language and vocabulary. ELSST is used to aid retrieval in the multinational CESSDA data portal."

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