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Education: Official Publications

Library resources for the School of Education

Official Publications at Queen's

A wide range of official publications is available to researchers at Queen's, both in print and online.

The McClay Library, College Park, holds British Parliamentary Papers, and acts as a repository for both European Union and Northern Ireland official publications.

Selected British and Irish departmental and agency publications can also be found in the official publications area on Floor 2 of the McClay Library; others can be found dispersed in the subject collections of the Queen's libraries.

Details of British departmental and agency publications held by Queen's are contained in the Library catalogue. British Parliamentary Papers and EU official publications are also available online.

Staff at the Enquiry Desk on Floor 2 of the McClay Library can help you find publications held in the major collections. They can also help you trace online sources of official publications.

Enquiries can also be made via phone (028 9097 6347) and email (

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Official Publications Online

The following sources provide full text access to official publications:

Tracing Official Publications

The annual HMSO catalogues which appeared as bound volumes before 1996 provide a comprehensive listing of UK government publications up to that date. Print indexes are also available for Parliamentary Papers.

HMSO Catalogues and indexes to Parliamentary Papers can be found at the Enquiry Desk on Floor 2 of the McClay Library.

The following online sources can also help trace official publications: