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.

Additional 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
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?

Unfortunately, the Library is not able to help with this. Please contact the Academic Language Support Service or visit Learn module LUA014: Academic Writing Support