International Bibliography of the Social Sciences


Aimed mostly at institutional affiliates and academic users, IBSS is an excellent database for the PS field in general. The index covers a large amount of specialized journals and books of great interest for international scholars and students.


Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council in 1989 and produced by the Library at the London School of Economics and Political Science, IBSS provides mostly institutional records


The site includes the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences plus four specialist databases rolled into one, thus reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the social sciences. Information data are presented in a consistent way throughout the site

Information density

With over 2,5 million bibliographic records in 60 languages and abstracts in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian, this repository provides several levels of data and records

Content Pertinence to Political Science

Due to its interdisciplinary approach, IBSS provides access to bibliographic databases and full-text resources in the various fields related to today's social sciences

Updating Rate

The online database is updated weekly, with about 100,000 records added annually