Politics

Some useful resources for Politics are listed below.

ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index And Abstracts)

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Provides abstracts from around 650 UK, US and international journals. Coverage includes all branches of the applied social sciences, with over 375,000 records.
Coverage:1987-present.

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NHS Staff and other authorised users:

China Law Info

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description:Also known as Beida fabao, China Law Info is a bilingual database for China legal documents and information. The database provides both the original Chinese version and the English translation of China laws and regulations, judicial cases, tax treaties, white papers, law journals and gazettes, as well as other China legal information such as legal news and legislative/regulatory updates. The database is updated daily. .
Note:The English version can also be accessed from the Chinese version by clicking the menu button ‘English’. All the English translations are accompanied by their original Chinese texts and the English and Chinese texts can be displayed side by side. All the documents can be read online or downloaded by clicking the ‘Download’ button in the top right corner.

Churchill Archive

Access information:On or off campus.
Description:The Library has subscribed to a one year trial of the Churchill Archive. Until recently the only way to access this historical resource was to visit the Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge, now researchers can browse the nearly 800,000 private letters, speeches, telegrams, manuscripts, government transcripts and other key historical documents within the archive.
Search the Churchill catalogue online, browse by topic and period and explore the people and places which appear in the archive.

Documents on British Policy Overseas

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Description:Documents on British Policy Overseas offers researchers the opportunity to see beneath the surface of the major events of the twentieth century. Users can access contemporary accounts and follow the detailed exchanges that shaped British foreign policy from the origins of the First World War and beyond.

European Sources Online

Access information:Open access
Description:European Sources Online (ESO) is an online database and information service which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and on issues of importance to European researchers, citizens and stakeholders.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

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Description:The 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers contains bibliographic records and searchable full text for papers printed between 1688-2004. It also includes Hansard 1803-2005.
NB The collection does not include the House of Commons Journal, or daily business papers, such as Order papers and Votes and Proceedings, nor does it include Acts.

IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Science) Online

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Produced by the British Library of Political and Economic Science. One of the largest and most comprehensive social sciences databases in the world, indexing 2600 journals and 6000 books per annum, in the core disciplines of economics, sociology, politics and anthropology.
Coverage:From 1951 to date.

Additional information

Further help using IBSS is available.

JSTOR

Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:Full-text journal archive service providing access to complete back runs of all the scholarly journals currently available in JSTOR. Recent volumes are excluded, usually the last 3-5 years, but each year a further year is added to the archive.
Each title is listed in the Library catalogue.
The collections currently available are: Arts & Sciences 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12; Biological Sciences; Health & General Sciences; Ireland. The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collections is also available via JSTOR.

National Security Archive Index

Access information:Single user CD-ROM workstation, Main Library.
Description:A database of the 12 collection indexes and guides included in The Making of US Policy series produced by the National Security Archive. It covers topics such as Afghanistan, the Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, El Salvador, the Iran-Contra Affair and Nicaragua.

Oxford Scholarship Online

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Description:Complete text of scholarly books published by Oxford University Press in the subject areas below. The Library does not licence the complete collection.
Coverage:Business & Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion and Theology.

PAIS International

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Description:This resource covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International is the current file covering 1972 to present. Topics covered include: Economic conditions, Education, Energy resources and policy, Government, Health conditions, Human rights, International Relations, Labor conditions and policy, Politics, Social conditions, Civil rights movement.

Peace Research Abstracts

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Description: Covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs and peace psychology, this index contains more than 267,000 records which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as: Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution and International Journal of Refugee Law.

Public Information Online

Access information:Access on campus.
Description:Public Information Online contains material from the UK Parliament, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly & Scottish Government Papers. This service is provided by Dandy Booksellers and the Parliamentary Bookshop, and is updated daily.

Race Relations Abstracts

Access information: Available on and off campus
Description:Race Relations Abstracts covers the social, political and economic relations between races and ethnicities, including ethnic studies, discrimination and immigration studies. This indexing database contains more than 49,500 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as : Race & Class, Ethnic & Racial Studies, Journal of Social Issues, with coverage from 1975.

Scopus

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. Covers 19,500 journals from health, life, physical and social sciences and the humanities.
Coverage:For some subject areas, from the 1820s onwards.

UKOP Online

Access information:Available on and off campus.
Description:Catalogue of United Kingdom Official Publications on the World Wide Web, is the complete catalogue of all official publications including both Stationery Office publications and departmental or "non-Stationery Office" publications.
The Catalogue also contains the publications of many European and international organisations for which the Stationery Office is an agent. Regular updates add over 2,000 records to the database every month.
Coverage:From 1980 to the present.

Very Short Introductions - Social Science

Access information:Access on and off campus
Description:Online version of Oxford University Press’s Very Short Introductions series. Written by experts in the field they offer a bridge between reference content and higher academic work.
Coverage:The Social Sciences collection is available to University of Edinburgh, which includes anthropology, business & management, economics, education, human geography, politics, research & information, sociology and war & defence.

Web of Science Core Collection

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Description:Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Impact factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.
Coverage:Citation Indexes: Science and Social Sciences (both 1900 onwards), Arts & Humanities (1975 onwards), Conference Proceedings in Science and Social Science & Humanities (both 1990 onwards), Books in Science and Social Sciences & Humanities (both 2005 onwards).
Chemical Indexes: Current Chemical Reactions (1986 onwards), Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data (1840 onwards), Index Chemicus (1993 onwards).

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