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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 EBSCO Discovery. 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 list 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.
      Political Science Resources on JSTOR
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Other libraries
    Other Libraries
    You can access a wide variety of other libraries as a student at SOAS. For more details, please see our advice page of using other libraries.

    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.

    The Wellcome Library is free and open to anyone. You can become a member by applying for a five-year Library Card: http://wellcomelibrary.org/using-the-library/joining-the-library.

    Details of available databases here.

  • Open access resources
    • SOAS Research Online
      Free, publicly accessible repository of SOAS research outputs
    • SSRN: Social Science Research Network
      Multi-disciplinary online repository of scholarly research and related materials.
    • World Digital Library
      The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.
    • SOAS Research Office: Open Access