Database of the Month–Social Science Research Network

This month’s database is the Social Science Research Network. This database helps to provide “rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences”. There are specialized subject networks for Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Information Systems, Legal Scholarship, Management, Marketing, Negotiations, Social & Environment Impact, and Social Insurance. According to their website, “each of SSRN’s networks encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 137,300 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 107,400 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.”