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Library Search  Library Search is the one-stop shop for searching all of our collections - physical and electronic. It attempts to pull in data from every database we have access to, and is a good place to start a search.
Find Databases The Library subscribes to many databases, and to get the best results you'll need to search subject-specific databases individually (rather than through Library Search).
Find E‑Journals Each database we subscribe to includes content from many different journals. If you want to look at articles from just one, use the Find E-journals tool to see which journals we have access to.


More information on how to navigate these tools can be found in our library search guide.

The reading & writing up process The reading & writing up process

Researching and writing at university is a far more independent process than at school or college. You will need to take responsibility for selecting and finding your own material to read, this may take time to get used to but should become an exciting and rewarding process. This blog will help you work through some of the key stages. 

Key resources for International Development Key resources for International Development

ASSIA Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
An indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional.

Centre for Economist Policy Research (CEPR) Discussion Papers 
Research on issues affecting the European economy.

EconLit, the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
An essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. Over 2.5 million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. Broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and 7,000 books are included each year.

Contains a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, primarily in the humanities and social sciences

OECD iLibrary
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. Includes 22 statistical databases including OECD Main Economic Indicators.

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Science Direct
Database of journal articles published by Elsevier

Includes the abstracts and cited references of over 16,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 5,000 international publishers in the sciences and social sciences. Scopus includes references of all articles published since 1996, offering newly-linked citations across the widest body of articles available including Open Access and electronic-only titles. 20 million pre-1996 records captured without references go back as far as 1823.

Web of Science
Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed journal articles and proceedings in all subjects with links to full text where available.

Other useful resources for International Development Other useful resources for International Development

Box of Broadcasts
Search and view thousands of hours of TV and radio programming including regional, foreign language, news and freeview.

Cite them right
Guide to referencing different information sources.

Ebook Central
Ebook collection strong in International Development. You can also request titles we don't currently have access to.

Gateway to international development information

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The FAO works to achieve food security for all. Their website contains information about their work, publications and statistics.

The Institute of Development Studies
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global Institution for international development research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications, based at the University of Sussex

International Encyclopedia of Revolution & Protest

Statesman's Yearbook
Factual information about countries, including economy, political history and international trade.

Statista offers over 1.5 million statistics from over 18,000 sources. It includes market data, industry reports, forecasts, opinion polls and infographics.

Statistics subject guide
Includes links to key datasets available via UEA as well as many online data sources.

Sustainable Organization Library (SOL)
Contains more than 10,000 individually searchable chapters, case studies and journal papers drawn from more than 800 book and journal volumes, published by the leading independent sustainability publisher, Greenleaf Publishing, and a number of partner organizations.

UEA Water Security Research Centre

UNESCO Institute for Statistics 

UK Government departments /agencies
Links to government publications from DEFRA, Environment Agency etc.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone.

United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Reports

United Nations University - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
UNU-WIDER publish a working paper series to stimulate discussion and critical comment. The papers are available here, alongside other publications and information on the work of UNU-WIDER.

World Bank. DataBank

Social Sciences Social Sciences

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