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Web resources

  • Portals
    • IPSA Portal
      Links to websites selected by the International Political Science Association for their value to online political science research.
    • Parameters Online Resources
      Links to websites of online resources and bodies relating to military strategy and international security, compiled by the US Army War College with a US/Western selection bias.
    • PoliticsDirect
      Links to websites of principal political institutions and organisations, with a heavy topical focus on UK national, regional and local bodies.
    • Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources
      Links to resources relevant to the study of UK and US politics and government compiled by a former lecturer at the University of Keele.
    • WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs
      Extensive links to resources on international affairs, international relations and global studies, maintained by a retired US Professor.
  • Key sites
  • Parliamentary and legislative bodies

    (Off-campus access to subscription databases available to SOAS staff and students only)

    • Parline database: produced by the Inter-Parliamentary Union
      Information on 266 parliamentary chambers in all 190 countries where a legislature exists
    • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Full-text scans of Commons' sessional papers 1715-2004, with supplementary digitised Parliamentary material 1688 onwards, including Hansard from 1803 to 2005.
    • IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences) [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Details of social science publications, including journal articles and books, with extensive politics and international relations subject coverage, 1951 onwards.
    • Social Sciences Citation Index [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Details of article content and citation counts for social science disciplinary journals, including key politics and international relations titles, 1970 onwards.
  • Global and international relations
  • Other

    (Off-campus access to subscription databases available to SOAS staff and students only)

    • Business Source Premier [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Articles in business magazines, journals and trade publications, some from 1886 onwards, plus regional economic studies and country reports.
    • Copac
      Combined catalogue of material at contributing UK research and academic libraries.
    • EconLit [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Details of journal articles, books and other research on economic topics, including economic history and political economy, 1969 onwards.
    • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) 1974-1996 [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Daily reports of broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from around the world, translated into English.
    • GreenFILE [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Multi-disciplinary coverage of publications on environmental topics, including scholarly, governmental and general interest titles.
    • Hansard 1803-2005
      Full-text electronic unofficial versions of the official debates of the UK Parliament.
    • JSTOR [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Full-text archive of articles from selected journals, including politics and international relations titles. For most journals, coverage ceases 2-5 years from the current day.
    • UK Data Service
      Key national and international economic and social statistics, including official EU, IMF, OECD and World Bank time series data, and UK 1971-2011 census data.
    • WorldCat
      Combined catalogue of material held in collections of contributing libraries worldwide.
    • Zetoc [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      British Library service providing details of journal articles and conference papers taken from tables of contents, 1993 onwards.
  • Journal articles

    (Off-campus access to subscription databases available to SOAS staff and students only)

    • AULIMP (Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals)
      Citation details of articles, news items and editorials published in English-language military and aeronautical journals, 1987 onwards.
    • ECLAS
      Details of resources added to EU Commission libraries since 1978, with extensive coverage of journal articles on EU-related matters.
    • EconLit [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Details of journal articles, books and other research on economic topics, including economic history and political economy, 1969 onwards.
    • IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences) [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Details of social science publications, including journal articles and books, with extensive politics and international relations subject coverage, 1951 onwards.
    • JSTOR [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Full-text archive of articles from selected journals, including politics and international relations titles. For most journals, coverage ceases 2-5 years from the current day.
    • Social Sciences Citation Index [on-campus access / off-campus access]
      Details of article content and citation counts for social science disciplinary journals, including key politics and international relations titles, 1970 onwards.