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Politics & International Relations: Books & eBooks

Information about books, journals, databases, ofiffical publications and other useful politics resources (including development studies resources).

Where in the Library?

Most print material related to politics is held on level 4 of the James Joyce Library.

Level 4 floor plan


Finding Books using OneSearch

Watch a short tutorial on how to find print books and ebooks using OneSearch:

Short Loan & 4-Hour Collections

Short Loan Collection

The Short Loan Collection (SLC) contains multiple copies of books in demand, or on reading lists and can be borrowed for 7 days.

4-Hour Collection

The 4-Hour Loan collection contains items that are in very high demand at certain times of the year. You can borrow and take these books anywhere in the Library, but they cannot be taken out of the Library building.

Books for Politics & International Relations

Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, our resource discovery service. You can also browse the collection to find books for your research. The relevant shelf marks include, but are not limited to:

  • 320 Political science (Politics and government)
  • 321 Systems of governments and states
  • 322 Relation of the state to organized groups and their members
  • 323 Civil and political rights
  • 324 The political process
  • 325 International migration and colonization
  • 326 Slavery and emancipation
  • 327 International relations
  • 328 The legislative process


A selection of useful book titles available via UCD Library include:

Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, our resource discovery service. Useful ebook titles and ebook databases available via UCD Library include:

Reference items are helpful for finding background information; definitions and spelling; facts and figures; translations; statistics and topical overviews of subjects. Reference books can be found both in print and online. See here for further information

Useful online reference material for Politics & International Relations include:

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others. (source: UNESCO)