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SSEES Politics and Sociology

Types of periodical publications

SSEES Library provides access to both print and online academic journals. You can search for journal titles and journal articles in Explore.

 You can search, or browse online journals available to UCL students and staff.

Many journals and newspapers published in Central and Eastern Europe can be accessed via databases, such as Eastview and CEEOL.

You can find printed journals on the Lower Ground floor of the SSEES Library. Take a self-guided tour to navigate to our Journals collection.

Journals with a 'Stores' location can be requested in Explore.

SSEES Library provides online access to many historic and current newspapers from Central and Eastern Europe. Examples include The Moscow times, Vesti Respubliki.

You can access them by:

Some newspapers are available in print or on microfilm. You can find the current year issues in the Current Periodicals section on the Lower Ground floor. Back issues are kept at Stores and you can request them in Explore.

Usually published by a special group, learned society or professional organisation and aimed at people working in a specific industry. An example of a trade publication is Slavic & East European Information Resources.

SSEES Library has a number of print and online magazines. You can search for magazine titles in Explore.

Printed magazines are held in the Periodicals section on the Lower Ground floor of the library. Examples include Ogonek, PolitykaÉlet és irodalom: irodalmi és politikai hetilap.

Finding the full text

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If you're using one of our databases to find journal articles, you might not be able to read the article within the database itself. If you see the Findit@UCL icon, click on it to link to the full text

Sometimes you will see a link to the publisher's site. Unless the article is open access, you might find that you can't reach the full text.

Clicking on the Findit@UCL link instead will link you to the full text via UCL's subscription access, if available.

If you're using Google Scholar you can set up the Library Links feature so that it will display a findit@UCL link to help show you which articles are available via UCL subscriptions.