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Government Publications

Why use this guide?

There are thousands of documents and reports published on behalf of governments and governing bodies every day. This guide will highlight some of the key sources which will help you find them.

Key government databases

Directgov - Directgov provides information from across UK Government departments

Europa: The EU online - Europa is the portal site of the European Union It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration

USA.gov : The US Government's Official Web Portal - On FirstGov.gov, you can search for information from federal and state governments

www.parliament.uk - Official website of the UK parliament.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers  Provides access to parliamentary papers from 1715 to the present, plus Hansard (parliamentary debates from 1803-2005)

Hansard (parliamentary debates)  - Provides access to Commons debates back to November 1988 and Lords debates back to 1995-96