SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

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.
    • Muftah
      Resource description: Muftah is a journalistic platform launched in May 2010 to provide English-speaking audiences with incisive analysis on countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that eschewed the Western media’s focus on terrorism, oil, and Islamism, and highlighted the complex factors that shape and influence regional countries and populations. From the start, Muftah has worked with a large and eclectic group of writers that include academics, practitioners, activists, and members of diaspora communities.
  • 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.