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Politics and International Relations

Welcome to the Politics and International Relations subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.

Finding scholarly literature

Use these databases to search for scholarly literature e.g. journal articles, book chapters & reviews, conference reports and proceedings, etc., for your subject area.

More databases for


Use these key databases to search for and access current full-text newspaper and news sources articles, including both UK and international titles.

The Library has access to a large number of newspaper databases that allow you to search for both current and archive content.

Official documents

Use these databases to locate or view official documents e.g. government publications, parliamentary papers, government documents, transcripts, speeches, etc.

TV, film and radio

Use these databases to search for and view TV news programmes, documentaries, interviews, films, etc.

Using DiscoverEd to find scholarly literature

As well as searching the Library's physical and local collections i.e. books, e-books, journals, etc., DiscoverEd is also searching a wide range of the e-journals and databases the Library has access to so it's easy to find scholarly literature. DiscoverEd is always a good place to start your searching.

Databases for other subject areas

The academic field of Politics and International Relations crosses over with a number of other disciplines. Depending on your research area it may be worthwhile looking at the databases available in other subject areas e.g.

See a full list of subjects and their recommended databases at: