Politics and international studies

Providing access to quality Politics and international studies 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.

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
Politics and government (general) 2 320
British politics 2 320.942
History (general) 2 900
European history 2 940
Modern British history. 2 942.082
International relations 2 327
British foreign policy. 2 327.42

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 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.

How can I find journal articles on my topic?

The best place to search is via the Library's subject specific databases.  The key ones for each subecjt area are listed in the Databases section of this guide.

Does the Library have access to newspaper archives and current newspapers?

Yes, go to the listing of databases and use the filter for 'Newspapers' to find links to the newspapers collections.  For current newspaper articles from around the world, please use the Nexis database.

How can I get help with referencing?

The preferred referencing styles for Politics and International Relations are Harvard and Chicago (Footnotes style).  Guidance is available from Cite them right online (for Harvard) and the Chicago manual of style online (quick guide). London students should check which style they should use with their module leader or supervisor.

Can the Library help me to improve my writing style?

If you would like help with your writing style, the Academic Language Support Service offer workshops which might take place within your modules or which you can sign up to attend separately.  You can also visit Learn module LUA001: Study Skills for some useful tips and guidance.