What is HASSET?

The Humanities and Social Science Electronic Thesaurus (HASSET) is the leading British English thesaurus for the social sciences. It is a working tool to help you retrieve the data from the UK Data Service collection which best relates to your field of research or interest. You can download HASSET for free.

HASSET has over 4600 terms and more than 3500 alternative terms. Labels are updated with every thesaurus revision ensuring that this tool keeps abreast with the latest terminology used in social science and humanities literature.

Why use HASSET?

Studies in the UK Data Service collection are all assigned keywords which are aligned with HASSET, enabling you to use this tool to help you make a comprehensive keyword search for datasets in the UK Data Service catalogue. Find the appropriate terms to search for in the data catalogue and download them in Jason, RDF/XML and Turtle.

The thesaurus team is pleased to accept suggestions for new terms from data users and licensees. Access information on contributing to HASSET.