Tuesday, November 28, 2006

NEW: 19th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Online

We now have access to the Nineteenth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers online, following their purchase by JISC.

You can find this resource listed under:

General Databases

New Databases

and the databases for all areas of SES, plus History, Irish Studies and Philosophy.

Access is currently only available on campus, though off-campus access via Athens is coming soon.

The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers are rich and detailed primary sources, fundamental to our understanding of current legislation, policy making and the political environment.

This source brings together the Chadwyck-Healey microfiche edition of the 19th Century House of Commons Sessional papers and the accompanying 5 volume index, Peter Cockton's 'Subject Catalogue of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1900', the first thematic listing of the complete set of parliamentary papers.

Included are Bills, House Papers (including Reports of Committees, Reports of Commissioners, Accounts & Papers) and Command Papers. Full text searching is possible via keyword, paper title, subject, chair/author, session, paper number and year, or there are alphabetical and hierarchical subject lists to choose from.

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