Cologne USB collects scientific literature relevant to the social sciences (more information about this special collection in German) as thoroughly as possible.
The following areas are part of the acquisition profile:
General social sciences
History of social sciences
Philosophy and theory of social sciences
Methods, techniques and organisation of social scientific research
Sociology (current priorities : theory of sociology, social structures, group sociology, family sociology, youth and childhood sociology, age sociology, gender sociology, social change, cultural sociology, migration, deviant behaviour)