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Thursday 25 May 2017

The Election Selection

The Election Selection
The Election Selection

It’s the UK General Election on Thursday 8 June. Hopefully you registered in time and will be casting your vote, but what if you’re not sure which way to go, and you want to find out more about the election and policies? We’ve plenty of useful sources of information in Your library.

  • Find out what the papers - check out Nexis UK, which has access to most UK local and national newspapers (plus international titles), and some politics related magazines, such as The Spectator and the New Statesman. It is worth noting that many newspapers have an opinion or a bias.
  • Missed the political debates on TV? Have a look at Box of Broadcasts (or BoB). This has TV and radio programmes from UK freeview and free to air stations, and unlike BBC iPlayer, the content doesn’t have a limited lifespan online
  • We’ve lots of books about the outcomes of previous UK General Elections, if you want to know more about political history, such as The UK General Election of 2010: explaining the outcome by Fisher and Wlezien, and Politico’s guide to UK General Elections, 1832-2001 by Joyce.
  • Looking for information about big issues, such as Brexit, the future of the NHS, or how the policies of different parties will affect students and education, have a look at some of the journals databases such as BHI (British Humanities Index), ProQuest Central, or Academic Search Complete.


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