Resources for International Politics


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Printed Materials

Printed Materials

The main collection of printed material e.g. books, journals, reference and quick reference for International Politics is found in the Hugh Owen Library.

Key areas on level F:
D History, by country - Europe, Old World
E-F History, by country - The Americas
H Social Sciences
J Political Sciences
JC Political Theory
JF Constitutional History
JK Politics, USA
JN Politics, Europe
JX-JZ International Relations
U Military Sciences
V Naval Science

Key areas in the Thomas Parry Library, on Llanbadarn Centre:
KX International Law
KZ Law of Nations
EDC KW European Documentation Centre

Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources



Full-text business and industry market information, together with over 12,000 regional, national and global newspapers from 100 countries worldwide. 

Keesing’s World News Archives

Monthly digest of worldwide political, diplomatic and economic affairs.

Times Digital Archive 1785-1985

A database containing the complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785- 1985. Contains every complete page of every issue of the newspaper, including headlines, articles and images from all content - front pages, editorials, birth and death notices, advertisements and classified ads.
Access the Times Digital Archive directly


Multi disciplinary archive of academic journals, books and pamphlets.

19th Century UK periodicals

This collection covers the period 1800 to 1900. When complete it will make available full runs of nearly 600 titles, some of which exist only in a single copy.


Search and current awareness tool from the British Library to help you keep up to date with latest developments in your field. Zetoc can provide you with regular emails detailing table of contents from selected journals.


ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. AU subscribes to the Freedom Collection, which gives full-text access to the majority of the journals published by Elsevier.

Churchill Archive

"The Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders." Go to and click on "Login"

Mass Observation Online (social research  into the cultural and social history of Britain). 

The material at the Mass Observation Archive, and now on Mass Observation Online, offers an unparalled insight into everyday life in the 1930s and 1940s. This publication opens up a host of essay and project possibilities on topics such as abortion, old age, crime, eating habits, shopping, fashion, dance, popular music, sex, sport, reading, ethnic minorities, and the decline of Empire. It will be welcomed by historians, literary scholars, sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists.

The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 1688-2004.

 Includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688. 

Researching Welsh Law.

This guide is intended as an introduction to researching Welsh law and includes a brief overview of the development of the Welsh Legal System.


Official website of the European Union, providing information on services provided by the EU and how the EU works. Also provides latest news and events. .

European Sources Online

European Sources Online (ESO) is an online database and information service which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and on issues of importance to European researchers, citizens and stakeholders.



A selection of journal titles available through Primo:

International Security

Global Governance

International Political Science Review

Journal of Democracy

Journal of conflict resolution

Journal of Military History

Politics and society


Political research quarterly


Finding and using journal articles off-campus:

Part 1 - setting up a VPN connection (2:55)

Part 2 - searching for journal articles (1:38)

Information Skills

Information Skills

See our Information Skills for information on:

  • finding printed materials in the library
  • finding and evaluating electronic information
  • keeping up to date in your subject of study
  • effective study and bibliographic referencing
  • library induction and skills training

There are also useful online tutorials for your subject covering key online information skills - try the tutorial for International Relations



The University's collections contain a wide range of materials, including theses and past papers. You can find details of all our collections Collections

The following may be of particular interest to International Politics students:

Services for Academic Staff

Services for Academic Staff

Your subject librarian can provide skills training for students and staff, resource evaluation and more. For full details see Academic Staff