Explore the library

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of Development Studies SOAS Library provides access to many general databases that will be of use. Below is a selection of the databases that will be most relevant to Development Studies.  For a full list of our databases please see A-Z databases .

Many free general web resources also provide relevant up to date articles and research for Development Studies (see the drop down menu on the left).

  • Academic Search Premier (via EBSCO host)
    This is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals including peer-reviewed academic journals and magazine style journals.
    [ On-campus use ] [ Off-campus use ]

  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
    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.
    [ On-campus use ] / [ Off-campus use ]

  • Free Movement database
    Limited access. Please contact libenquiry@soas.ac.uk for login details. Available to SOAS staff and students only.

  • Practical Action
    This database is a specialist peer-reviewed and evidence-based book and journal database for all those involved in International Development.
    [ On-campus use ] / [ Off-campus use ]

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    US theses and dissertations database with millions of searchable citations to dissertation and theses from 1861 to the present day. Over million full text dissertations are available for download in PDF format.
    [ On-campus use ] / [ Off-campus use ]

  • Web of Science
    This is a very powerful database which indexes a wide range of journals in various disciplines.
    [ On-campus use ] / [ Off-campus use ]