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Three centuries of key primary source material
Rich and detailed history of Britain and its colonies
Influenced opinion, philosophy and ideas of the day

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House of Commons Parliamentary Papers empowers researchers to explore the British perspective on historical and contemporary events through a vast and authoritative archive of official government documents spanning three centuries.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers is the only resource to collate these documents in full. Researchers can seamlessly access the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century papers, and the Hansard parliamentary debates, via a single interface, cross-searching across topics to see how issues were explored and legislation formed.

For libraries, House of Commons Parliamentary Papers House of Commons Parliamentary Papers ensures provision of the essential primary sources students need to develop their critical acumen and it supports topics of interest to departments as varied as Engineering, English, and Social Policy. For faculty and students, it creates new opportunities for teaching and learning.

The tailored research environment drives historical research forward with powerful tools for discovering information.

Fuels passion for historical research

The real-life primary source documents in HCPP give students and scholars a real feel for the language, concern, and ideas of the period and shed new light on what the world looked like for people throughout history.

Inspires new ideas for teaching

Primary sources such as government documents are ideal for helping develop students’ critical acumen, while information literacy skills can be developed through the specialist search functions of the database.

Relevant to multiple disciplines

The breadth of topics addressed by the British government means that users with a wide range of research interests rarely fail to discover something of value on topics from trade statistics, to labour conditions, vaccination, and the rights of women.

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When used alongside ProQuest’s Congressional range of official government resources and ProQuest’s historical newspapers, users can gain multiple perspectives on their topic of interest.

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