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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.

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).

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.

Contemporary Justice Review

Quarterly journal published by Taylor and Francis which covers criminal, social and restorative justice issues. Full text available from 2003.

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.

Foreign Affairs

Journal on international affairs and foreign policy, published by the Council on Foreign Relations. Full text available from 1964.

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.

International Journal of Human Resource Management

Monthly journal published by Taylor & Francis concerned with the expanding role of strategic human resource management in the global environment

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 Democracy

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, this journal provides analysis and discussion on democratic regimes and movements worldwide. Full text available from 1995.

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

Police Practice and Research

An international journal published five times per year by Taylor and Francis. Full text available from 2002.

Policing and Society

Quarterly journal published by Taylor and Francis, which discusses policing and the factors which affect it. Full text available from 2002.

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.



Free, internet-based collection of over 4000 quality assessed resources worldwide. The resources are selected, evaluated, regularly monitored and last updated by subject specialists from Cranfield University. Each resource is described so that you can assess its potential value to you before you visit it.


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.

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

International foundation of 45 governments which encourages and supports States and non-State governed institutions to strengthen democratic and civilian control of armed and security forces, and promotes security sector reform. Includes full text occasional papers, policy papers and working papers.

International Crisis Group

Independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Provides a database of reports and briefings searchable by region, date or keyword. Documents are available in Word or pdf.


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

Risks Digest

Web site which aims to be a 'forum on risks to the public in computers and related systems.' Provides a newsletter and RDF feed. Supplied by the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy.

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.