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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.

Library Services Update 2020-21

This page contains current information on library closures, loans and fines, support for online learning, online access to teaching resources and how to get further help.

Finding Library Resources - DiscoverEd

 

DiscoverEd is the one of the main ways to find the resources that are available to you. Your University Login gives you access to DiscoverEd where you can explore many of the online and physical resources, as well as the special repositories within the university collection. 

Not everything within the University collection can be identified using DiscoverEd and you may also need to use specific databases to find additional material.

Need help searching DiscoverEd? Have a look at the help pages and  FAQs.

Search for politics and international relations literature

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Main Library

The Main Library holds the majority of books for Politics and International Relations. Most of these books are on the 2nd floor or in the HUB Collection on the ground floor.

The following Main Library tour was created prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and is still very useful for finding out what resources, services and facilities are available in the Main Library and familiarising yourself with the building. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic there are changes to access to the building and availability of physical resources, services and facilities. Make sure you check the Library Services Update website for full information and to keep up-to-date with current situation.

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Resource lists and Subject guides

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Resource Lists are online reading lists that can signpost you to key reading materials. Some of your courses may have a Resource List embedded in the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) but you can also access them directly. Full details are available on the Resource Lists: Information for Students webpage.


Other subject guides can be a useful source of ideas and information. Subject Guides image

Some focus on a topic such as newspapers as well as others that are more subject specific e.g. Business, Medicine economics etc.

A full list of subject guides is available on the university website. 

Online learning

The Library provides access to many e-resources, but we also provide lots of other services and support for students on online learning programmes.

Library services for online learning students

- How to set up and use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) 

Requesting scans of journal articles and book chapters

- Getting started with using the library