Politics & International Relations

For quick access to high quality information for your assignments, try the links on these pages.

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New in June 2024!  UK political party manifestos for the July 2024 election, plus links to analysis of the pledges on climate, education and health

For most assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with. This short video shows you how to get the best from Discovery for Politics/IR.

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 section lists key sources for Politics and International Relations.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

A key source for the European Union, ESO provides information about the institutions, structures, countries, regions, peoples, policies and processes of the EU and the wider Europe. The European Union Policies section gives very useful summaries on many policy areas.


• JSTOR 

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

JSTOR is best known as an academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. To find the most recent years, you will need to search other databases like Discovery or go to the journal sites themselves. JSTOR also contains ebooksresearch reports and 1000+ collections of images and primary sources from libraries, museums and archives around the world. 

For some tips on searching JSTOR, watch this short video. You can also use JSTOR's Text Analyzer to find other documents or keywords relevant to your research. If you use JSTOR a lot, it's worth setting up a free, personal account so that you can use JSTOR's Workspace to store articles and notes.  


fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

The US equivalent of the British Library listing 14 million books etc. You can find many primary source foreign policy documents here too.


fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

JSTOR started as a journal archive but it now offers much more. Jump straight to the articles and chapters on JSTOR which are most useful for IR and Politics topics. You will also find tips about using JSTOR and carrying out research.

 

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