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Last Updated: Aug 12, 2015 URL: Print Guide

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Please be advised that this guide is going to be taken down by the end of October 2015.

All information from this guide can be found in the POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS guide


Politics & International Relations Collections

Main collections

The Bodleian Social Science Library is the principal library for taught course provision for politics & international relations ,along with new research material, contemporary works (including legal deposit), and the core journal collections in politics, international relations and related subjects. The Library houses the former collections of the Politics, International Relations and Sociology Library, Queen Elilzabeth House Library (international development), and the Refugee Studies Centre Library.

Extensive historical collections are held in the Central Bodleian Library

Associated collections

The Modern Papers Section of the Bodleian Library holds special collections including the Conservative Party Archive and the papers of key 20th Century political figures. The Bodleian is also home to the Official Papers Section which holds both British official papers and the publications of international agencies.The Bodleian Libraries include a number of specialist area studies libraries and collections, whilst works relating to pre-1945 international realtions can be found in the History collections.

Nuffield College Library is the largest social science library outside of the Bodleian Libraries and holds politics and international relations collections relating to the interests of College members since 1937. Nuffield also hosts the University's Data Library which provides networked access to key political datasets for local users.

If you wish to ask a question or seek more help then please contact the Bodleian Social Science Library, or for subject enquiries the Subject Consultant.

New and Trial Resources

Policy and Practice

The website provides free access to 3,300 research reports, journal articles, policy briefs, programme evaluations and training resources, as well as a growing list of eBooks available in iBook and Kindle formats.

Jordan's Family Law Online (selected titles only)

Offers access to Family Law, Family Law Reports, Child and Family Law Quarterly, International Family Law, and Jordan's Family Law Legislation and Forms.

International Historical Statistics 1750-2010

A collection of data sets taken from hundreds of primary sources, including official national and international abstracts dating back to 1750, provides access to statistics covering a wide range of socio-economic topics.

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