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Development Studies

Welcome to the Development Studies Library Guide

In this guide you will find in-depth information about the Library collections which will support you in your studies or research of Development Studies as well as links to freely available web-sites which are recommended by your subject librarian. Use the links on the left of the page to find information by category. If you would like more information, either on the collections or this guide please contact the Subject Librarian for Development Studies, Farzana Qureshi on:


Recent additions to our Development Studies collection


New Database- July 2024 : A very short introduction  

Oxford’s Very Short Introductions (VSI) series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new insights, and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable to develop a reader’s core knowledge. SOAS library collection holds 554 titles in this series.
This is the link to A Very short introduction podcast

For off-campus access use this link


Full screen preview

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