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.

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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can browse the nearly 800,000 private letters, speeches, telegrams, manuscripts, government transcripts and other key historical documents within the archive.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

Access information:Access on and off campus.
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.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Access information:Access on and off campus.
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.

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Further help using IBSS is available.


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; 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

Access information:Access on and off campus
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.

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.

Social Sciences Citation Index

Access information:Access on and off campus. Try clearing your cookies if you have access problems or use alternative login
Description:Provided by Web of Knowledge. Indexes 2,100 core journals in all areas of the social sciences, plus relevant items from 3,500 scientific and technical journals. Contains over 2.3 million reference, over half with abstracts.
Coverage:From 1956 to date.

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.
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