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Journal articles and online resources

Journal articles

Library Search is a fast and intuitive Library search system that enables you to search a wide range of Library content, including journal articles, all in one place.

Note: Not all resources are available via Library Search  and it is recommended to search individual databases in addition to Library Search. See suggested list of databases below.

Academic information resources at LSE will provide materials - articles, book reviews, book chapters, grey literature, government reports, etc.

Key databases

Use all the Subject guides to identify and locate the widest range of online resources in politics, economics, geography, history, political economy, law, philosophy, and international relations.

  • CIAO: Columbia Affairs International Online
  • Econlit
  • European Sources Online (ESO)
  • FRANCIS
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • International Political Science Abstracts
  • ISI Citation Indexes via the Web of Knowledge
  • PAIS International
  • Race Relations Abstracts

CIAO: Columbia Affairs International Online|

  • Content and coverage: International relations & international affairs. Abstracts and references to journal articles, books, theses, government publications and reports, policy briefs & case studies. Includes the full text of working papers from over 50 institutions and think tanks, and some full text conference proceedings.
  • Date range: 1991-
  • Updates: Monthly

Econlit|

  • Content and coverage: Premium database for Economics. Abstracts and references to journal articles, books, working papers etc.
  • Date Range: 1969-
  • Updates: Monthly

European Sources Online (ESO)|

  • Content: A useful starting place, ESO provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe and enables you to keep up to date with developments in the European Union and the rest of Europe. It also allows you to find an expert selection of information on European topics from a very wide range of information sources - journal articles, news, official documents, legislation, working papers etc.
  • Date Range: 1969-
  • Updates: Monthly

FRANCIS|

  • Content: Articles, conferences and book chapter references with some abstracts from humanities and social sciences (bias is towards Humanities). Good non-UK coverage as produced by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Date range: 1984-
  • Updates: Monthly

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences| (IBSS)

  • Content: Broad range of social science topics, particularly strong on Anthropology, Economics, Politics & Sociology. Abstracts and references to journal articles, book reviews and chapters from edited books.
  • Date range: 1951-
  • Updates: Weekly

IPSA International Political Science Abstracts|

  • Content: Produced by the International Political Science Association it offers abstracts and references to journal articles from 900 leading journals in political science. Some full text within the database.
  • Date range: 1975-

ISI Citation Indexes via the Web Of Knowledge|

  • Content: There are 3 ISI files which can be cross searched: Science, Social Science and Arts & Humanities.
  • Coverage: Abstracts and references to journal articles and book reviews
  • Date range: 1956-
  • Updates: Weekly
  • Features:
    • Enables citation searching in addition to searching by keyword
    • Set up citation alerts to inform you of new entries citing your key papers

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)

  • Content: Public affairs abstracts and references to journal articles, books, theses, government publications and some grey literature.
  • Date Range: 1972-
  • Updates: Monthly  

Race Relations Abstracts|

  • Coverage: Abstracts and references to journal articles,
  • Available via EBSCO so can cross search with their other databases
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