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Politics and International Relations: E-Books & Reference

eBook collections

All e-books can be accessed via SOLO, or directly through publisher collections:

Oxford University Press offers -

Oxford Handbooks

The Political Science collection contains essays with extensive referencing to further reading, offering both introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars and advanced students.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

OREs offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. They cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in major areas of research, including International Studies and Politics.

Oxford Scholarship Online

Political Science collection includes ebooks on Political Theory, Political Economy, International Relations, European Union, Comparative and Environmental Politics, British, American and Russian Politics, Democratisation, as well as Reference work.

Elsevier provides a platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature -


In addition to currrent subscriptions ScienceDirect offers over 250,000 articles on open access, i.e.peer-reviewed and made free for everyone to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by the authors’ choice of user license.
View the open access journal directory and publications with open access articles.

Taylor & Francis Group has a content platform -

Taylor & Francis eBooks

A librarian-selected package includes ebooks in Politics & International Relations.
Log-in using your Single single-on and when browsing the site, filter contents to “Full access content only”.
Some titles are available free via open access .

Or via e-libraries:

East View E-Books

Free access to 167 Russian e-books (fiction and non-fiction) covering humanities and social sciences.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

A collection of e-books purchased by Oxford librarians currently contains over 2000 purchased and over 3000 free e-books. Access to each e-book is limited to one or, more commonly, two simultaneous users, depending on the individual book license. See details on accessing the ebooks on this platform.

OECD iLibrary

Provides comprehensive access to OECD statistical data, books, journals and working papers.

ProQuest Ebook Central aka EBL (eBook library) and ebrary

Delivers ebooks from scholarly sources, including UPs and other top publishers.

ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection‎

Provides access to databases covering international literature in social sciences, including politics, public policy, sociology, social work, anthropology, criminology, linguistics, library science, and education. Featured databases include IBSS, Sociological Abstracts and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Together, they provide abstracts, indexing and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, and more.


Open Access eCollections

The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences, a quality controlled collection of open access books.

A list of academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access from a variety of publishers, linking to the full text.

Virtual Library

The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources

A frequently updated Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to English-language sources of information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international relations, international studies, global studies, and global education topics. These sites are selected for their long-term value, favouring those with cost-free, authoritative information and analysis online.

Union des Associations Internationales

Resource contains detailed information on global civil society bodies and networks (organization contact details, origins, relations, members, bibliography, biographies, events, statistics, etc.).