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Praeger Security International (PSI Online)

Collection of terrorism and security eBooks covering regional security, humanitarian and peace operations, weapons of mass destruction, intelligence, defense and national security, and military affairs. Also includes newspaper feeds and commentaries on current conflicts.


ABI Inform (ProQuest)

Major management database featuring thousands of journals, dissertations, key business periodicals, country- and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Includes ABI-INFORM Trade and Industry: publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation and construction.

Adelphi Papers

An International Institute for Strategic Studies publication. Online coverage (1997 - present) available from Taylor & Francis. Also available in print in the Barrington Library from 1961.

African Security Review

Online journal produced by the Institute for Security Studies. The Review was previously published as the African Defence Review (1994) and the Southern African Defence Review (1992-1993).

Armed Forces and Society

Quarterly full-text journal published by Sage. Official Journal of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.

Conflict, Security and Development

Quarterly journal published by Taylor and Francis which covers topics on development, security studies, policy analysis, conflict prevention and security sector reform. Full text available from 2001.

Defence and Peace Economics

Journal published six times per year. Published by Taylor & Francis. Full text available from 1997 onwards.

Defence Studies

Official journal of the Joint Services Command and Staff College. Published three times a year.

EBSCOhost research databases

Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research including: Business Source Complete, E-Journals, eBook Collection, Environment Complete, ERIC, GreenFile, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Regional Business News.

Emerald Insight

Full text journals in management, information services, engineering, applied science and technology.

IHS Jane's Defence Equipment and Technology

Data, information and analysis on the air, land, naval and joint defence platforms, weapons and systems in service and under development around the world. Its content underpins market-leading products such as Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft. Access to Data Analytics is also available, including specifications analysis. Register via the site for an individual account in order to save searches and request RFID feeds.

Journal of Conflict Resolution

Full text journal published by Sage on behalf of the Peace Science Society six times a year. Interdisciplinary journal of social science research and theory on human conflict.

Journal of Military Ethics

Quarterly journal published by Routledge

Military Psychology

Quarterly journal of Division 19 (Society for Military Psychology) of the American Psychological Association

RUSI Journal

Published six times a year, the RUSI Journal is a leading publication for national and international defence and security issues. Print volumes available via the Barrington Library from 1946.

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism

Quarterly journal published by Taylor & Francis

Taylor and Francis Online

Full text journals published by Taylor and Francis in the areas of science, technology and social sciences. (We do not have access to most Taylor & Francis eBooks).

Terrorism and Political Violence

Quarterly journal published by Taylor & Francis. Full text from 2003 onwards.

E-papers and Reports

BBC Monitoring Portal

Searchable database of reports from radio, television, news agencies and the press from over 150 countries.


Defence Image Database

Browseable and searchable database of armed forces images. May be limited by Army, Navy or Air Force if required. Material is Crown copyright and limited to use for research or private use.

Defence Image Gallery

Image galleries of Australian armed forces operations. Can be browsed by month and year.


INIS Repository

Operated by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the INIS Repository contains over three million bibliographic records covering nuclear science and technology.


A large multidisciplinary abstract and indexing database that provides access to over 20,000 peer-reviewed titles, including 2,800 gold open access journals, from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus indexes more than 50,000 books, 6.5 million conference papers and 24 million patents from five patent offices.

Security and Risk Abstracts

Bibliographic database of three journals published by Perpetuity Press: Risk Management, Security Journal, and Crime Prevention and Community Safety.

Web of Science

The Web of Science covers many disciplines in the areas of engineering, science and the humanities, and provides access to the Web of Science, ISI Proceedings, MEDLINE and Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

Professional Institutions

Institute for Security Studies

An Institute of the European Union, having the status of an autonomous agency under the the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the EU. Web site provides news and analysis extracted from international media sources, along with information on publications, projects and seminars.

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Africa Portal

The Africa Portal is an online knowledge resource for policy-related issues on Africa.

British and Irish Legal Information Institute

British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.


Search engine to facilitate access to human rights information on the World Wide Web.


International organisation helping governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a globalised economy.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Website of the regional security organisation. Includes full text documents

Oxford Research Group: building bridges for global security

The ORG are an award winning, independent non-governmental organisation and registered charity, whose aims are to promote a more sustainable approach to security for the UK and the world. This site gives access to briefings, papers and reports. In April 2005, they were named one of the top 20 think tanks in the UK by The Independent newspaper.

Transparency International

Organisation working with individuals and groups at national and international levels to change laws, regulations and practices in order to stamp out corruption and prevent its recurrence. Provides full text reports. Includes annual Global Corruption Reports which ranks countries on perceived levels of corruption.

World Legal Information Institute

Gives free access to nearly 900 databases covering legal issues, from over 120 different countries. Also provides links to over 15,000 law-related web sites.