Skip to main content
Banner Image

British Parliamentary Papers Research Guide

Introduction

British parliamentary papers serve as an excellent source for conducting research in any number of fields. This guide was created to help library users find and locate British Parliamentary Papers. It is based on a research guide originally created by Elizabeth McBride in 1975 and later revised by Jennifer McMullen in 1992 and Kristin Gager in 2006. The most recent revision took place in 2015.

 

It is important to note that the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) and the British History Online (BHO) online resources incorporate many of the resources listed here into an indexed and full-text searchable databases. The items that are now available through HCPP and BHO are enumerated below. They are also listed in other portions of this guide, along with their print equivalents.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Emory Libraries has purchased access to House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP), providing coverage from 1688 up to the 2013/14 session of parliament.

The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) provides full-text search of the following resources:

  • House of Commons Sessional Papers, including
    • House of Commons Papers
    • Command Papers
    • Bills
    • Reports of Committees (pre-1979 only)
    • Reports of Commissioners (pre-1979 only)
    • Accounts and Papers (pre-1979 only)

 

  • Other materials relating to parliamentary business, including
    • House of Lords Papers (1714-1805)
    • Private and Local Bills and Acts (1695-1834)
    • Journals of the House of Commons (1688-1834)
    • Journals of the House of Lords (1685-1834)
    • Debates (1774-1805)
    • Histories and Proceedings (1660-1743)
    • House of Commons Hansard (1803-2005)
    • House of Lords Hansard (1803-2005)

British History Online

Emory has purchased an institutional subscription to British History Online. The website provides a wealth of core primary sources for the history of the British Isles, including the following Parliamentary Papers:

 

 

© Emory University Libraries - 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30322