1. Thesaurus specific to the database was constructed by consulting the
Classification schedules of different schemes of
classification viz, Dewey Decimal Classification DDC, Colon Classification
CC, Index to Indian Medical Periodicals, National Library of Medicine
(NLM), Bethesda, Maryland, USA & Universal Decimal Classification
UDC to gain gamut of the subject "social science".
|| Drever, James:A dictionary of psychology, England; Penguin Books;
|| Duncan, G Ed: A dictionary of sociology, London; Routledge &
Kegan Paul, 1968.
Festinger, L and Katz, D Ed: Research methods in
the behavioural sciences, New Delhi; American publishing co Pvt
Kerlinger FN: Foundations of behavioural researchers,
New York; Rinehart and Winston INC, 1964.
Blalock, HM and Blalock AB: Methodology in social
research, New York; Mc Graw Hill book company, 1968.
Mathews CME: Health and culture in a south Indian
village, New Delhi; Sterling publishers Pvt Ltd, 1979.
Galdston I: Social medicine: its derivations and
objectives; New York; The common wealth fund, 1949.
King S: Perceptions of illness and medical practice:
New York; Russell sage foundation, 1962.
Mehta SR : Society and health; a sociological perspective,
New Delhi; Vikas publishing house Pvt Ltd, 1992.
Hyman HH et al:Interviewing in social research,
USA; The university of Chicago press, 1955.
Goode WJ and Hatt PK: Methods in social research,
Tokyo; Mc Graw Hill book co INC, 1952.
Gupta GR: The social and cultural context of medicine
in India, New Delhi; Vikas publishing house Pvt Ltd, 1981.
Benjamin PD: Health, culture and community; case
studies of public reactions to health programes, New York; Russel
sage foundation, 1955.
|| Encyclopedia of social sciences.
2. Key words/primary descriptors were deduced jointly
by Ms Sudha S Murthy Sr. Librarian NTI and Mr Sanjay Juvekar, former Research
Officer, social science department FRCH Mumbai. Keywords with scope notes,
narrow, related and broad terms, etc., are listed in Section b.
3. Assignment of keywords: Each record has been assigned
multiple keywords keeping in view of different approaches to the subject
content. However always first descriptor marks the major orientation with
decreasing importance to the associated keywords, which are usually narrower,
broader and related terms, etc.