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Politics databases

  • Databases

    SOAS Library provides access to many databases which support research into Politics. SOAS students and staff can cross-search a range of Politics related databases via Primo Central. Below is a list of our major databases available for Politics. Most databases can be accessed by all Library users on-campus. For a full list of our databases please see A-Z databases.

    • Academic Search Premier (via EBSCOhost) [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]
      This is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals including peer-reviewed academic journals and magazine style journals.
    • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)[On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]
      With over 3 million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951, IBSS is unique in its broad coverage of international material.
    • JSTOR [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]
      JSTOR is the most popular database offering full-text archive collections from over 1000 academic journals.
    • Oxford Reference [On campus use] / [Off campus use]
      Access to over 100 Oxford University Press encyclopaedias, dictionaries and other reference works across a wide range of subjects relevant to political scientists 
    • Web of Science [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]
      This is a very powerful database which indexes a wide range of journals in various disciplines.  You can access to the Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index. This is a particularly useful database if you are looking for specific authors and their citation records.
    • Columbia International Affairs Online [On-campus use] / [Off-campus use]
      More than 180 leading academic and research institutions, publishers, government agencies, and journals worldwide contribute to CIAO with over 450,000 pages of working papers, policy briefs, e-books, journal articles, and case studies in the field of international relations.
    • News databases
      This webpage provides lists of the news databases available at SOAS. You can access newspapers, news wires and news transcripts from around the world.  
    • Data and Statistics
      SOAS Library subscribes to a number of statistics databases. For details, please consult this listing.
  • Beyond SOAS Library: Databases

    Senate House Library
    SOAS students and staff are entitled to apply to Senate House Library for membership, on production of valid SOAS ID. The membership also will give off-site access to some electronic databases including databases below.