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International Relations: Books and e-books


Library Discovery Search

Search includes books, journal articles and e-resources

Where are the International Relations books?

Reading Lists

Your reading list should be the first place you go to look for books. They can be found on your Moodle module sites. You can search the Reading Lists database here
From here you can access the library catalogue to see if the book is available.  If it is available as an e-book, you can access the online version here too. 


The Library catalogues

The Library Catalogue search box can be found on the Books and e-books tab.  

The Discovery Service search box can be found on the Find Journal Articles tab.  

The Library Catalogue The Discovery Service
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You can find:

  • Books
  • E-books
  • DVDs
  • Journals
  • Databases

You can find:

  • Books
  • E-books
  • DVDs
  • Journals
  • Databases


  • Journal articles
  • Newspaper articles
  • Theses
  • Conference proceedings

The Discovery Service will return thousands of results.  So to search for books, use the Library Catalogue.

If you are searching for a particular book, type in the author's surname and a few words from the title.  Note: the search box will not recognise abbreviations or punctuation.  If you are searching for books around a particular subject, eg. urban regeneration, type these keywords into the search box.

The catalogue record for each title will give you the Class Number of the book, how long you can borrow it for, and whether it is Available (ie. on the shelf).  Use the library map to find the correct floor.  The books are arranged in numerical order. Signs at the end of each bay of books let you know the class number range for that bay.


You can search for e-books in the library catalogue

Below are a selection of International Relations e-books

Key shelf mark numbers for International Relations

Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelf mark (or class number or class mark or shelf mark or call number) number.  You'll find the number on the spine of each book.   

304.2   Human geography

304.8   Migration

325.21   International refugees

327.101   International relations

330.91722    Globalisation

338.911724    International development

341.481    European Convention of Human Rights

342.085   Discrimination, inequality and human rights in law

362.87   Refugees

Study Skills for International Relations

You can find many books on academic writing, writing for essays, dissertations, research etc. in the library.  Here are a few to get you started.

EBSCO ebooks Academic Collection


Ebook database where you can read ebooks online, download titles, and print page ranges from the thousands of ebooks available.

(Once you've clicked on the above link, click on to get into the database)

Find Your Way

Find Zone C

Books 005.73 - 331.78

The hyperlapse video below shows you how to get from the entrance of the LSBU Hub building to the main International Relations collection in Zone C on Level 02.