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Politics and International Relations: Books & eBooks

This guide will introduce you to resources for politics and international relations.

Books & eBooks at Monash University Library


Monash University Library has +2 million books, and +1 million online ebooks in our collections. 

The best way to find books and ebooks is by using Library Search.

Finding an item in the Library

All items in Monash Library have Call Numbers to organise them on the shelf. You can find every item's call number in the Details tab when using Search. Staff at the Information Point can help with any problems.

Some useful Call Numbers for Politics and International Relations are:

172             Political ethics

305.8         Ethnic and national groups

320       ​      Political Science

320.1         The State

320.5         Political ideologies

320.94       European Politics

320.951     Chinese Politics

320.956     Middle Eastern Politics

320.959     Southeast Asian Politics

320.973    American Politics

320.994    Australian Politics

321          Systems of governments and states

322          Relation of state to organised groups

323          Civil and political rights

324          Political process

324.294   Australian political parties

325          International migration and colonisation

327          International Relations

328         Legislative process

341         International Law

342         Constitutional and administrative law

350         Public administration


Monash Library online ebooks and databases can be accessed from anywhere using your Monash login, but you will find Politics and International Relations print books at the Caulfield Library and the Matheson Library.


Books & eBooks


   Books vs eBooks  


What the difference between using a books or using ebooks for my assignment? 

Answer: None! One is online, and the other is in your hand, but they're both great academic sources.

Just like books, ebooks are academic sources, and great to use for your assignments and study. What you find on the shelves and what you find on the View It tab in Search are both books, you just read them in a different way. 

Monash University Library has +1 million ebooks, so you're likely to see a lot of them when you use Search. 

Finding books on Search


Search also finds lots of other resources, so to look just at books and ebooks, you need to use filters.

On the left side of the search results page, you will find Refine Results. Click 'Books' to see only books and ebooks.

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Limit search by Date

Search by Date

One of the best ways to narrow a search is to change the Date

Unless you really want to find items from 1700 - or earlier! - onwards, either drag the bar or type in dates closer to the present to end up with fewer (and likely more relevant) results.


By limiting search crim* to 2000 - 2016: