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POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - DATABASES

Databases are excellent sources of good quality information. Below are a range of databases relevant to Politics.

  • Academic Search Complete: A multidisciplinary database which provides full-text for over 4,450 scholarly publications, more than 3,500 of them peer-reviewed. [Senate House Library]
  • Box of Broadcasts (BOB): Innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. Choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels, schedule recordings in advance, edit programmes into clips, create playlists, embed clips into QMplus, share what you are watching with others and search a growing archive of material. Discover more about BoB National features by viewing their Video Tutorials.
  • Business Source Complete: Full-text coverage for more than 1,800 peer reviewed business and social science journals. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for many more journals plus 17,000 detailed company profiles for the world's largest companies.
  • Emerald: Full-text coverage of over 150 titles including social and international economics.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports: Is a US government agency which translates the text of daily radio and television broadcasts, newspapers and periodicals, government statements, books, and other sources of unrestricted information from non-English sources around the world.
  • Greenfile: Content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP): Includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers. Coverage from 1715 to 2005, with supplementary material back to 1688.
  • JISC MediaHub: Provides a single point of access to three major multimedia archives. It enables cross-searching and exploration of TV news, documentary films and still images from the following archives: Digital Images for Education, NewsFilm Online and Film & Sound Online.
  • JSTOR: Provides access to the full text of many core journals in the Politics area. It is searchable by author and subject. Tutorial
  • Nexis UK: Access to regional, national and global newspapers, Global company financial , company information, market research data, and country information, including the BBC monitoring service. Video Tutorials
  • Oxford Reference: An Online reference that brings together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. Best for checking a fact or finding key information on a person, concept, or term.
  • Project Muse: Provides full-text access to a collection of more than 300 journals in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Search for dissertations and theses from across the world. [Senate House Library]
  • Scopus: A multi-disciplinary database containing the citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed literature. This database lists the number of times a work has been cited in other works and provides direct links to the abstracts of citing works. Access to full-text subscription content where available at QMUL Library via "library- check full text" button. Video Tutorial
  • Statista: Provides statistical data from a wide range of international sources on populations, industries, economics, media, public opinion, companies, politics, lifestyles, and many other topics. Video Tutorial
  • Web of Science: A multi-disciplinary database containing the citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed literature. This database lists the number of times a work has been cited in other works and provides direct links to the abstracts of citing works. Access to full-text subscription content where available at QMUL Library via "library- check full text" button. Video Tutorial

The databases listed above are only a small part of the database collections at QMUL and Senate House Libraries. You can find the full list of databases available at QMUL via the Library's A-Z List of Electronic Journals and Databases. If the topic you are studying crosses a number of different subject areas, you may find it helpful to check the other Library Subject Guide pages for useful resources, contacts and information.

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