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Key databases for Politics and International Studies

If you need to find journal articles about a subject that you are researching or studying, it is important to search journal databases. Type your topic into the search screen of the database to obtain a list of relevant journal articles, and remember to look at help screens or Library guides to make the most of what is on offer.

Below is a list of journal databases which are most often used in Politics and International Studies. You can also see a complete list of databases for Politics and International Studies available from the Library.

House of Commons Parliamentary papers online

Fully searchable, indexed House of Commons bills, papers and command papers from 1688-2012. There is also some supplementary material from 1688. There will be regular releases of papers from current sessions of Parliament OR A huge collection of everything placed before the House of Commons from 1688-2008/09.The papers have been scanned, and the full text can be searched.

Guide to using House of Commons Parliamentary papers online

Nexis

An excellent source of news information, including international newspapers, trade publications and company information. All articles are available in full text. It is easy to use but remember to narrow down your search by limiting the dates or by choosing a specific set of newspapers. For example you can choose to search across all English language newspapers, or just UK national newspapers. Updated daily.

Guide to using Nexis

Public Information Online

This database contains the full text of all House of Commons bills, House of Commons papers, command papers, House of Lords bills and House of Lords papers from session 2006/07 onwards. It also contains the full text of Public Bill and Standing Committee debates. It is updated daily.

Guide to using Public Information Online

Web of Science

Search for journal articles using three databases; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A current awareness service provides citation alerts for newly added journal articles. Each database is updated weekly.

Guide to using Web of Science