Skip to Main Content

International Development: Home

Purpose of this guide for International Development

This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford seeking support in International Development, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about printed and online resources, including ebooks, ejournals, bibliographic databases, and reports for International Development.

Finding books for international development

Oxford has a wide range of ebooks and printed books for international development, including the main collection in the Social Science Library.  For more detailed info about our book collections visit our books page of this guide.

Key journals & working papers

The Journals & working papers page of this guide presents subscription collections and pоrtals, which offer access to full-text periodicals and industry reports; it also provides information on working and research papers, a valuable source of speeding up dissemination and providing access to early stage research in International Development.

Below are a few of the top journals for international development but you can find a longer list on the Journals & working papers page of this guide.

If you want to search for and browse all journals the University subscribes to, you can do so through a full browsable list of e-journals available at Oxford, or the SOLO Library Catalogue

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many bibliographic databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, patents, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for international development below, but take a look at the databases page of this guide for more titles.

You can browse Databases A-Z, a list of Oxford's online databases, or search all Oxford databases, along with other resources, on SOLO Library Catalogue.

Key news sources and analysis

Oxford provides access current online news sources, subscriptions, analytical materials, and historical periodicals archives. Browse or search SOLO if you are looking for printed newspapers held in the Bodleian libraries.  You can find some of the key databases for news sources for international development below, but take a look at the news sources and analysis page of this guide for more titles.

Subject Librarian

Profile Photo
Sarah Rhodes
Bodleian Social Science Library,
University of Oxford, Manor Road Building,
+44(0)1865 2-85998

Key libraries


Social Science Library (SSL)

One of the University's busiest lending and reference libraries supports students and staff in the Social Sciences Division, offering a wide range of workspaces, printing & IT facilities, borrowing services, and research support.

Reading lists on Canvas