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Politics and International Studies

Subject databases


Subject databases are specialist online resources that you can use to:

  • find literature in journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, PhD theses
  • access documents, data, images, film and broadcast material in digital archives
  • search online newspaper content and reference works

There are many databases covering different research topics and disciplines.  Below are some which are particularly useful for politics and international studies students.

The full list of resources for politics and international studies is available on the recommended databases page.

Open access resources

A selection of free, open-access resources relevant to politics and international studies:


Location-specific resources
Migration and Slavery
Social protest movements
Political philosophy
International affairs
Data sources
News sources

Quick links

Houses of Parliament

A complete list of databases recommended for students of politics and international studies.

Help with databases

For guidance on using databases you can book onto one of our library training workshops or contact your Subject Librarian for 1:1 help.

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