More new books in the Library!

6 Apr

More new books in the Library!

These have all just arrived in and are available to borrow, but you’d better get here quick before they are snapped up!

World Water Day – 22 March

20 Mar

We drink it, bathe in it, wash with it, pollute it, conserve it, fight over it, waste it…and we simply can’t live with out it. Celebrate the UN’s World Water Day on 22nd March and take a moment to check out some of our many water related resources on display in the library lobby – you might look at your bottle of water a little differently afterwards…


International Security and World Politics Trial Databases

9 Mar

New trial databases running through to 6 April, 2014

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center
ISCTRC provides a comprehensive Open Source Intelligence Resource for analysts, risk management professionals, and students. Content includes hundreds of full text journals and periodicals, hundreds of thousands of selected articles, news feeds, reports, summaries, books, FAQs, and proprietary Background Information Summaries that pertain to terrorism and security.

World Politics Review
World Politics Review is a daily, online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs. Its original articles are written by a network of more than 400 contributors from around the world, including subject-matter experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government, and elsewhere. This database currently has thousands of articles in its archives, and produces more than 75,000 words of original content per month.

If you encounter any problems, have any questions regarding access, or would like to provide feedback, please email

Numerique Premium and Statista trial databases

19 Feb

Please refer to the Trial Databases LibGuide to view the library’s latest trial databases. In addition to our existing trials, the library now has access to two additional collections:

Numerique Premium
Numérique Premium presents is a French language e-book collection in the areas of History and Human Sciences. It contains content from thirty different publishers and societies.

Statista is a statistics portal that integrates data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.

If you encounter any problems, have any questions regarding access, or would like to provide feedback, please email


Diplomatic History – all back issues available online

12 Feb

The GU-Q Library now provides online access to ALL back issues of Diplomatic History (back to 1977). (Remember if you are off-campus you will need to access via VPN).

Diplomatic History is the official journal of Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). The journal appeals to readers from a wide variety of disciplines, including American studies, international economics, American history, national security studies, and Latin-American, Asian, African, European, and Middle Eastern studies.

Diplomatic History

Africa Energy Trial Database

9 Feb

African Energy  
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African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by a network of correspondents and sources across more than 40 African countries. Provides commentary and analysis of emerging energy trends and the political risk issues that concern established operators, new entrants and the finance sector.

The trial runs through February 25, 2014.
The purpose of trials is to evaluate these resources, and the Library would greatly appreciate any feedback that you may have. Please forward your comments to:

New trial database – Meet the Press

12 Jan

The Library is now offering online access to Meet the Press, the longest-running show on network TV. More than 1,500 hours of footage from the weekly news program are available for streaming online, including many episodes not seen since their original broadcast.

Meet the Press premiered on NBC on November 6, 1947 and has since become an institution in broadcast journalism. Each episode features interviews with national and world leaders on the pressing issues of the day. Foreign policy has always been a staple of Meet the Press and the available footage includes landmark interviews with world leaders such as Fidel Castro, Indira Gandhi, Yassar Arafat, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. These interviews provide a treasure trove of material for students and faculty.

This trial database is only available until February 10, so don’t miss out. Want to see it remain available? Email us at and let us know how this database helps your research!


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