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Primary resources for political scientists

The lists in this page is to be considered just as handy shortcuts to some primary resources. We primarily recommend that you head over to the Social Sciences Faculty Library who always provide the most up-to-date resources for our staff.

Social Sciences Faculty Library

Local resource for articles

  • Lund University has a common resource, called LUBsearch, which allows you to find the journals any of the university libraries subscribe to. It is only possible to access LibHub from computers connected through the university network (or via ID as registred user at the university).
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Lovisa, LU book search resource

  • Lovisa is the library catalogue of Lund University. Here you can search for, borrow, re-borrow and queue for books. You can also check your current status and which books you have borrowed.
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National database of borrowable books

  • LIBRIS is a national database covering all the university libraries (and some public libraries as well) of Sweden.
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ISI Web of Science

  • ISI Web of Science is a renowned search resource that includes the perhaps even more well-known resource Social Science Citation Index.
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  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) contains more than 2 million bibliographical references to journals and books dating back to the 1950's. Login page
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Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica is one of the world's best selling encyclopedias, with in-depth articles covering almost any imaginable field.
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Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Elsevier Science Direct is a comprehensive resource with special focus on the social sciences.
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  • Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) contains articles from journals, books, conference papers as well as other sources. Covered subjects include economy, politics, social questions, law, international relations and public administration. Material is published in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. PAIS mostly provides abstracts and not full text versions. Please note that it is only possible to access PAIS from computers connected through the university network.
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  • Political Science Complete Abstracts (IPSA) contains material (mostly abstracts) on political science, with special focus on public administration and international relations. Please note that it is only possible to access IPSA from computers connected through the university network.
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