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Specialist resources

Data Library

Our Data Library provides an extensive range of data resources for your research including Eurostat, OECD, and Eurobarometer. The Library Companion for Data Users provides an introduction and guidance on using the data resources.

Online and offline data provided by the Data Library can only be used by current LSE staff and students in pursuit of LSE related academic research.


Some of the other databases mentioned previously will index theses in addition to journal articles, book reviews etc. The resources listed below will give access to the fullest UK & US bibliographic theses data.

  • EThOS - UK theses. Some will be freely available immediately, others can be ordered.
  • Index to theses - UK and Irish PhD theses. (Abstracts only).
  • Proquest dissertations and theses - USA and Canadian PhD theses. Has abstracts and a 24 - page preview for recent ones.
  • Library Search - for LSE theses - PhD and MPhil are held here.
  • DART-Europe - for European research theses. Full text sometimes available.
  • Senate House Library Catalogue for theses awarded by the University of London.
  • Library Search also includes listings for African, Australian, Canadian and Hong Kong theses databases.
  • The 'Retrospective index to theses of GB and Ireland 1716-1950. v.1 Social sciences and humanities' can be found in the Reference Collection Z5055.G B5

Use the Interlending service for theses that are not held at LSE. (Select Inter-lending on Library Search to request items.)

Current research

LSE Research Online is a collection of research produced by LSE staff. It often contains content which is full text and freely available.

ESRC society today - current research sponsored by the UK's ESRC.

OAIster contains details of research being undertaken globally.

Working Papers

Working papers are an excellent source for discovering new research areas and works in progress. Various databases hold working papers on European integration including:

European Research Papers Archive - gateway to European integration research papers.

SSRN - the SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 498,800 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection containing over 406,700 downloadable full text documents

Conference Papers

ZETOC - Index to conference papers 1992-present. No full-text, simply tells you where to find the paper concerned, such as in a book or journal.

ISI Proceedings on Web of Knowledge, 1990-present.