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POLIS (Politics and International Studies): The POLIS Collection

Collections in the Seeley Library

The Seeley collects material relevant to the study of a broad range of subjects, such as international political economy, international relations, domestic and international politics and public policy.

We also collect material covering most regions and periods of History. Our particular strengths are in West European and American History, though we also collect for African, Asian, Middle and Far Eastern studies, where the collections complement those held in other libraries.

Also housed in the Seeley is the Latin-American Studies Library collection. For more information see their website.

A taste of our collections...


Books by our Faculty members


Reference titles - print and online



How to find print resources in the Seeley

Use iDiscover to search the Seeley collections.

The Seeley's collection is organised into classifications schemes to enable readers to find material accurately and quickly.  More information can be found here:

Electronic resources

Many of our print books are available as ebooks - find them alongside the print in iDiscover.  For help see the ebooks@cambridge website.

For more information about finding ejournal articles and online databases see the tab Researching a Topic.

Make a Recommendation

You can make recommendations to the Seeley Library using our online form.

Alternatively you may wish to contact the University Library using their website.

Other libraries

There are many other libraries in Cambridge which also hold useful collections for POLIS students.  We recommend:

University Library

African Studies Library

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Library

Marshall Library (Economics)

Squire Law Library

Whipple Library (History and Philosophy of Science)

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