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Tools to search our collections and beyond

Discover archives, digital collections, research papers and much more. 

Search LSE collections

Library Search 

Use Library Search to search across the Library’s collections, including books, articles, and databases.

Online Reading Lists

Search and browse Online Reading Lists - where you will find links to readings for your courses. 

Archive catalogue

Search the archive catalogue to discover LSE’s and the Women's Library archives and special collections. Read more on how to access archives and special collections.

LSE Digital Library

Search LSE Digital Library to access our digitised and born-digital collections.

LSE Research Online

Search LSE Research Online for LSE research outputs including the full text of journal articles, book chapters, books, working papers, conference papers and more.

LSE Theses Online

Search LSE Theses Online for LSE PhD theses, containing full-text, examined versions of theses accepted for the qualification of Doctorate at LSE.

Charles Booth's London

Search Charles Booth's London for poverty maps and police notebooks from the famous Victorian study of London. 



Search beyond LSE collections

Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to access a wide range of scholarly material, including LSE subscriptions (LSE authenticated link).

Library Hub Discover

Search Library Hub Discover, a combined catalogue of c.90 UK and Irish academic, national and specialist library catalogues.

National Archives

Search the National Archives of the UK. 


Use Search25 to discover material from libraries across the south east of England. 


Search Worldcat which connects you to the collections and services of over 10,000 libraries worldwide.



Other tools for access and discovery

LibKey Nomad: one-click access to millions of scholarly articles.

Download this browser add-on and automatically get links to full text content for articles LSE Library subscribes to - or open access alternatives - as you do research on the web. 

Exam papers

Browse past exam papers for copies of papers from the previous seven years.


Search ejournal titles from the Library's collection using the A-Z list.


Search and browse databases.


Search and browse ejournals on BrowZine - an engaging way to view and access ejournals.