VCE Global politics - Units 3 & 4 - Global actors & challenges

Identifies resources and search strategies to access relevant items for the VCE Global politics - Global actors & challenges


This guide offers research advice and identifies relevant resources in VCE Global politics units 3 and 4.  The guide focuses as much as possible on online material, accessible to any Victorian resident registered with the Library.

This guide includes pages on:

General ebooks on global politics

These are books giving an overview on global politics.

Ebooks are accessible to Victorians registered with the State Library. Ebooks can be read online, portions can be saved. They can also be downloaded for 1-7 days to read offline. The Library has a vast collection of print books but the majority of recent books in these subjects will be ebooks.


The pages on this guide will help you locate relevant resources. Make sure to read the pages on the Catalogue and Eresources for more information on searching.

Broadly the three key tools for research through our Library are:

  • our Library catalogue
    • this lists all of our resources and advises how to access  items
      • items might be available online from anywhere to registered Victorian users
      • printed physical items are only available within our Library
    • searches can be refined to:
      • items available online
      • journal articles available online (from our subscription databases)
  • our databases
    • use the 'filter results' dropdown or browse or search for a specific database
  • our research guides
    • these guides identify the best resources and advise how to locate and utilise those resources. Some that will be particularly helpful in the area of global politics useful are:

Key online resources

Listed below are key online resources accessible through the Library.

Library catalogue

Use our catalogue to search for online articles across our databases. Advanced search is the best option

Use the 'Refine results by' filters to focus your search

Filters to narrow your search

Change scopes to locate different types of material. For example ebooks or print books

Example of scopes

Online databases