|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 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.
Key shelf mark numbers for Politics
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.
320.1 The nation state
320.3 Comparative government and politics
320.441 British politics
320.5 Political ideologies
320.6 Public policy
320.8 Local government
320.94 European politics
321 Systems of governments & states
321.4 Pure democracy
321.5 Elitist systems
321.8 Democratic systems
321.9 Authoritarian systems
322 Relation of state to organized groups
322.4 Political action groups
323 Civil & political rights
323.1 Civil rights of non-dominant aggregates, political rights of nondominant aggregates
323.3 Civil and political rights of other social aggregates
323.4 Specific civil rights; limitation and suspension of civil rights
323.5 Political rights
323.6 Citizenship and related topics
324 The political process
324.1 International party organizations, auxiliaries, activities
324.2 Political parties
324.5 Nomination of candidates
324.6 Election systems and procedures; suffrage
324.7 Conduct of election campaigns
324.9 Historical and geographic treatment of elections
325 International migration & colonization
327 International relations
327.1 General topics of international relations; spies
328 The legislative process
328.2 Initiative and referendum
328.3 Legislative bodies
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.
During the ICT disruption, if you need to access Politics Trove please contact us.
Politics Trove is an e-book database covering UK, EU and global politics published by Oxford University Press.
You can read books online, print pdf chapters, and create a personal account that includes a bookshelf and note-taking options.
This resource is funded by the School of Law and Social Sciences.
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)
The hyperlapse video below shows you how to get from the entrance of the LSBU Hub building to the main Politics collection in Zone C on Level 03.