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Guide to resources in Politics, Government and International Studies


Welcome to the Politics Subject Pages

This page brings together key resources for students of Political Science, Government and International Studies.  Use the tabs at the side to help you find books, e-books, articles, journals and other resources for your study.

Getting Started

Depending on the level or stage you have reached in the investigation of your topic, you may want to use the following tabs on the left:

  • Finding Books and Ebooks:  to read around your topic and ensure that you have a balanced overview of your topic and its contents.  Use FindIt as shown in the panel below.
  • Finding Journal Articles:  Use the bibliographical databases suggested behind this link to find academic journal articles, conference papers, reports and other items which provide the latest in-depth discussion of your topic.
  • Specialist Resources:  This link will suggest some specialist resources in your subject, including encyclopedias and reference works.
  • 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.
  • iCite:  This gives all the information you need to be able to cite your references correctly in your written work.

Featured Resource

The University Library Service now subscribes to the Financial Times Online.

The FT is one of the worlds leading global business publications. The subscription offers access to:

  • news
  • market intelligence
  • analysis. 

Students and staff will need to register for access using their University email address (full instructions below).

Should you require assistance you can contact us.


1. Follow here to find the Financial Times

 2. Select the 'Miscellaneous E Journals' link.

3. Registration is required to set up access. Please use your University email address. 

4. Once registered, you will be sent an email to set your password. You will need to login with your email address and password for continued access. 

5. This link will always go to the registration page but you can enter your email address on the form and it will recognise you have already registered and request you to login. 

Once registered users can go directly to 


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