The library contains a number of publications in print including British Government publications, European Union publications and statistics and publications by international agencies such as the United Nations. These are shelved in the rolling stack on Floor 02 of the Library.
However, there is a wealth of information online we would advise you to consult as a starting point. In particular, the library subscribes to the House of Common Parliamentary Papers database which contains House of Commons and House of Lord sessional papers from 1715 to the present, including Hansard up to 2005. The ‘Find Parliamentary Papers Online' guide provides in-depth information on this database. See the links below for more online official publications sources.
ProQuest UK Parliamentary Papers
Database containing House of Commons and House of Lord sessional papers from 1715 to the present, including Hansard up to 2005. This is a great place to start if looking for historical government documents.
Access to 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 UK census data
Portal of the EU giving access to information about the EU and its publications.
Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Hansard (1803 - 2005)
This site has been produced from digitised editions of Commons and Lords Hansard, the Official Report of debates in Parliament. Search here for older volumes of Hansard.
Statutory body created to review and reform UK Law. Their website includes a database of their downloadable publications and consultation reports.
National Statistics Online
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK.
All UK legislation is published here in its original form. Some revised versions of legislation are also available. To make sure you are consulting law currently in force you can access legislation through either LexisLibrary or Westlaw.
Main website of the United Nations.
US Government Printing Office
Search here for US government publications.