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Database Guides: IPSA

Information about using the various databases in the A-Z Online Resources,


What is it?

Index to journal articles in political science, including public law, international law and international relations. Covers publications from 1989 onwards.

What is it for?

Use it to find publications on political topics. It is particularly useful for countries for which information is otherwise scarce.

How to access it

Login to the Portal and then choose IPSA: International Political Science Abstracts from the A-Z List of Online Resources.

How to search

See Successful Search Techniques.

See also More Searching below

Full text?

Click on the Find@Stir Find@Stir button button. It provides links to the full text of the journal if available, or to the library catalogue to check if we have the item in paper format.

Other useful resources

See the Politics Research Guide

Further help
See the Help link in the top right hand corner.

More Searching


To truncate your search terms use * E.g. politic* will find politics, politician, political etc.


Limiting to full text

It is not recommended to use the limit to full text option on IPSA. This option only looks for full text resources available from EBSCO, not the University of Stirling. Use the Find@Stir icon to check the library catalogue to see if the journal you require is available from the Library.