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Politics & IR Collections

Main collections

The principal library for taught course provision for politics & international relations, along with new research material, contemporary works (including legal deposit), and the core journal collections in politics, international relations and related subjects.

Associated collections

The Modern Papers Section in the Weston Library

holds special collections including the Conservative Party Archive and the papers of key 20th Century political figures. The Bodleian Law Library is also home to the Official Papers Section which holds both British official papers and the publications of international agencies.The Bodleian Libraries include various specialist area studies libraries and collections, whilst works relating to pre-1945 international relations can be found in the History Faculty Library.

The largest social science library outside of the Bodleian Libraries and holds politics and international relations collections relating to the interests of College members since 1937.

If you wish to ask a question or seek more help then please contact the Bodleian Social Science Library, or Jo Gardner direct.

The latest print and digital resources in Poltics and International Relations purchased by the Bodleian Social Science library.

New & trial resources

Combines content on far-right and fascist movements, alongside coverage of radical left groups, allowing researchers to access material from both sides, and providing points for comparison.
Includes a wide array of primary source documents and focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, all through a transnational perspective.