Welcome to the Politics and international relations guide. Throughout the guide's sections you'll find our suggestions for key resources and information in this subject area.
To get you started, here are the key shelfmark areas for your subject. The floor information is for books; print journals will have the same shelfmark but all journals are on the third floor.
Whilst the majority of the politics and international relations books are under shelfmark J, you will also find books of interest under D (history) and U (military history). Additionally, the DC Watt Collection on Floor 1 contains resources obtained primarily for students on the MA Intelligence and Studies, but may be of interest to politics and international relations students and staff.
Our discovery tool will look for books, journal articles and more in one quick easy search - a great place to start your research. For a more comprehensive search, individual databases offer greater functionality and give full access to a tailored suite of resources for your subject.
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