Politics & International Relations 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.
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.
New and Trial Resources
Each archive starts from the first issue and runs up to present, and the three may be cross-searched with each other and also the Readers’ Guide Retrospective database. Access is via OxLIP+.
Each year, The Commonwealth publishes around 30 new titles on a range of topics in which it has particular insight and expertise. Publications are available online in a single research repository, The Commonwealth iLibrary, are organised by series, year, and alphabetically.
Bodleian Social Science Library
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