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Government and Politics



Using good quality resources and citing them correctly will enhance the quality of your work.

This guide brings together key resources in the subject areas of Government, Politics, International Relations and European Studies.


Using this guide

Use the tabs on the right or the links below to navigate around this guide.

  • Books and Ebooks:  Read around your topic and ensure that you have a balanced overview of your topic.
  • Journals:  Use bibliographical databases to find academic journal articles, conference papers, reports etc which provide the latest in-depth discussion of your topic.
  • Websites: A curated range of recommended online resources. 
  • Specialist Resources: Databases for specialist areas of the political sciences, reference works, multi-media resources and links to official publication websites.
  • Library Services Homepage

The following links will take you to our other guides looking at:

  • Using FindIt: FindIt@Bham gives you access to information about all the Library's resources from one location.  This includes books, journal articles, theses, audio-visual materials, databases, archives and much more.
  • Guide to Effective Searching:  This will give you tips on how to use keywords in a logical and consistent way so as to find the best results when searching any information database.
  • Finding Grey Literature for  reports, conference papers and other unpublished material
  • Finding Statistics
  • Referencing:  This gives all the information you need to be able to cite your references correctly in your written work.
  • The Academic Skills Gateway: Further help and advice on finding and referencing information, academic writing and digital skills
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