International Development - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for International Development Studies:



An online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research and policy documents on international development issues.


An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. You will need to search other databases to find the most recent years.


One of the leading international journals in the field of development studies and social change. Development and Change is devoted to the critical analysis and discussion of the complete spectrum of development issues.

A top, peer-reviewed journal that makes crucial links between research and policy in international development. Edited by staff of the Overseas Development Institute, the London-based think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues, it publishes single articles and theme issues on topics at the forefront of current development policy debate.

An Oxfam journal which in each issue focuses on a topic of key interest to all involved in promoting gender equality through development. An up-to-the minute overview of the topic is followed by a range of articles from researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. Insights from development initiatives across the world are shared and analysed, and lessons identified.

One of the best known international, peer-reviewed journals in the area of development studies.

This journal aims to publish the best research on international development issues in a form that is accessible to practitioners and policy-makers as well as to an academic audience. 

A key, peer-reviewed journal covering current issues in African politics, economies, societies and international relations.

A peer-reviewed journal which offers a multidisciplinary view of the forces that shape the Americas. Most issues focus on a single problem, nation, or region, providing an in-depth look from participants and scholars.

A multidisciplinary academic journal aimed at the student, research and policy-making community, which provides a forum for critical analysis of conventional theories and policy issues in all aspects of development, and aims to contribute to new approaches.

This peer-reviewed journal covers topics such as corporate social responsibility, poverty, fair trade, environmental policy and environmental impact, as well as sustainable development.

The leading peer-reviewed journal covering issues affecting the emerging worlds

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