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Academic journals are key sources for your Politics and IR studies. They publish articles which are written by specialists in the field and provide an insight into current thinking, debate and research. They can also cover a specific topic in depth, e.g. a case study.
If you need to find articles on a Politics/IR topic, try searching one of the Library databases listed on this page.
These databases are a good place to start:
Databases work in a different way to Google and the Library catalogue. You'll find tips to help you get started in this PDF guide Finding journal articles for International Relations and Politics and you are welcome to contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for 1-to-1 help.
This Literature search plan for Politics & International Relations (Word) is designed to help you think about the keywords you might use to search and how to put your search together. Use it to add your own notes and plan your search.
Databases covering all subjects:
Databases for Economics, Business and Development Studies:
Other useful subject databases:
Collections of journals from specific publishers:
NB We do not have access to all the journals on these databases. To check our holdings of a specific journal, go to the Library home page and select E-journal titles then type in the title of the journal.
OED online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Oxford Reference Online This is a collection of Oxford University Press reference books on a variety of subjects including Politics. Individual titles from the collection are also listed on the Library Catalogue and on Discover. Sources include: