Friday, October 12, 2007

TRIAL: 20th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

We have a trial of the 20th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers until 11th November 2007. These papers cover from 1901 to the 2003/04 session.

To access this trial go to (where we already have access to the 19th Century papers).

JISC Collections are considering a licensing agreement with ProQuest for the 20th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers. If this were to go ahead, the JISC Collections would, on behalf of the JISC community, pay for the digitised Twentieth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (20C HCPP), as they have already done for the 19th Century Papers. For details of the consultation see

After using the 20th CenturyHouse of Commons Parliamentary Papers please leave a comment below.


Dr Alan Campbell, Deputy Head, School of History said...

This is an incredibly useful resource to which I would give the highest priority. A complete run of 20C Parliamentary Papers are usually only available in copyright libraries (I have had to use the collection in the National Library of Scotland for many years). But the search facility in the digital version is extremely valuable. Although this will no doubt be expensive, I have no doubt that t would of enormous value to students and researchers in a wide range of departments including History, Politics, Sociology, Economics and Management Studies.

Anonymous said...

An excellent resource which I'm sure will be of use to researchers from all disciplines - and a welcome extension to the 19th century coverage already available.
Very easy to search.
Ken Linkman

Anonymous said...

A wonderful resource, both for students and staff. I would very much like to see permanent electronic access to these papers. The search function opens up all sorts of possibilities for structuring and refining research projects.

Sally Sheard
Senior Lecturer in History of Medicine
Division of Public Health and School of History

Roger Platt said...

This is a very useful resource giving access to documents that are not readily avaialable elsewhere. It will be of great value to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in History and Politics. It will greatly increase the attraction of Liverpool as a location for high quality research studies