Providing access to quality Government resources and subject support.

Databases View more

Here are the key databases/online resources to start finding information in your subject area. Click on 'View more' to go to the full listing for the Library, and use the filters to find more for this subject and others.

Temporary access to digital resources during COVID-19

Temporary access to additional resources is now available to support students and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. In light of the current movement restrictions, the Library has worked with a number of publishers and content providers who have opened up some or all of their digital content to support our students and academic staff during this period.

The list includes content that the Library may not currently subscribe to. It is important to note that these resources are only available because of the exceptional situation we are currently facing, and the Library will not be able to make many of these resources available after the period of free access. There is no guarantee that publishers will continue to make content freely available and may remove access to the additional, unsubscribed content without notice. Normal licence restrictions apply.

Books Catalogue

The shelf marks tell you where you can browse for books on popular topics in the Library (the level is for the Library in Loughborough). Click on ‘Catalogue’ to search for specific books and check their availability.

Subject / title Pilkington level Shelfmark
European Parliament 2 328.4
European Union 2 327.4
Local government 2 352.042
Parliament 2 328.42
Political parties 2 324
Politics and government 2 320

Videos View more

Use the videos to learn more about some resources or finding information.

Frequently asked questions View more

Here are some of the most popular questions asked by students in this subject. If you have a different question, check 'View more' or ask your Academic Librarian.

How can I read about issues affecting the British Government on a daily basis?

For the text of current newspapers please use the Nexis UK database. You can search current up-to-date stories or do more historical searches. Newspapers from around the world are uploaded by 12 noon each day.

I need to find out about the European Parliament and search for official European documents? How can I do this?

The official website of the European Union is Europa.

How do I access resources off-campus?

You need to search via the VPN when you are off campus, this link will show you how to download this onto your device.