British Library for Development Studies


With material provided by many different sources, this collection covers thousands of journal titles, magazines, newspapers, research papers and content related to developing countries' policies. The e-library gives full-text access to some contents.


The BLDS is the graduate research library of the Institute of Development Studies at Brighton and its website is managed by a staff of librarians and technicians


The whole library content is well organized in different sections and stored in complex archives. Records are available in different formats

Information density

This comprehensive research collection provides access to over 150,000 records on a variety of topics.The content material is provided by many governments, institutions, publishers, NGOs and other entities. LBDS collection includes over 1,000 journal titles, over 10,000 magazines and newspapers, over 80,000 research papers

Content Pertinence to Political Science

Covering policies, statistics, and lots of data related to developing countries, this collection proves to be a quite useful resource for PS studies and research, particularly those addressing developing countries worldwide

Updating Rate

Additions to the general collections are posted on a regular basis and overall the website material appears to be quite up-to-date