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British & Commonwealth History

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Databases & Websites

10 Downing Street. Website of the historic home and office of the British prime minister. Site includes history of No. 10, biographies of Britain's 51 prime ministers, government broadcasts and news, archived speeches, and a government guide with listings of all ministers and links to their websites.
BOPCRIS, the British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service. Search and browse information from British Official Publications over the period 1688-1995.
History of the United Kingdom: Legal and Governmental Documents (Eurodocs from BYU).
National Archives. The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom looks after the records of the central government and the courts of law, and has one of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British history, from the Domesday Book of 1086 to government papers recently released to the public.
Official Documents, 1994-present. The official reference facility for Command Papers, Departmentally Sponsored House of Commons Papers and key Departmental Papers.
Office of Public Sector Information. Formerly known as Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO), the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is at the heart of information policy, setting standards and providing a practical framework of best practice for opening up and encouraging the re-use of public sector information.
Parliamentary Publications and Archives
Records of the British Parliament (University of Florida)
The United Kingdom Parliament

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Stanford Library Collections

Jonsson Library of Government Documents: British Documents

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Print Resources

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

The British System of Government, 10th ed., Anthony H. Birch.
London; New York: Routledge, 1998.
Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at ebrary: [Link]
Location: Stanford Auxiliary Library, (JN231 .B57 1998)
British Government and Politics: A Comparative Guide, by Duncan Watts.
Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University Press, c2000.
Location: Green Library, Stacks ( JN318 .W38 2000)

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Parliamentary History
Location: Green Library, latest year or volume availble in Current Periodicals; earlier in Stacks (JN500 .P29 v.1 1982 - present). Vol. 19, no. 1 and monographic supplements cataloged separately.
Online table of contents from PCI available to Stanford-affiliated users.

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The House of Commons, 1386-1421, J.S. Roskell (v.1), Linda Clark and Carole Rawcliffe (v.2-4)
Stroud, England; Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.: Published for the History of Parliament Trust by Alan Sutton, 1992 [1993]
Location: Green, HASRC (JN675 1386 .R6 1993 1-4)
The House of Commons, 1509-1558, S.T. Bindoff.
London: Published for the History of Parliament Trust by Secker & Warburg, 1982.
Location: Green Library, HASRC & SSRC (JN675 1509 .B5 v. 1-3)
The House of Commons, 1558-1603, edited by P.W. Hasler.
London: Published for the History of Parliament Trust by H.M.S.O., 1981.
Location: Green Library, HASRC & Stacks (JN675 1558 .H3 v.1-3)
The House of Commons, 1660-1690, edited by Basil Duke Henning.
London: Published for the History of Parliament Trust by Secker & Warburg, 1983.
Location: HASRC & SSRC (JN673 .H685)
The House of Commons, 1690-1715, edited by David Hayton.
London: Published for the History of Parliament Trust by Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Location: HASRC (JN673 .H39 2002 V.1-5)
The House of Commons, 1715-1754.
New York: Published for the History of Parliament Trust, by Oxford University Press, 1970.
Location: Green Library, HASRC & Stacks (JN675 1715 .S4 v.1-2)
The House of Commons, 1754-1790, by Sir Lewis Namier and John Brooke.
New York: Published for the History of Parliament Trust by Oxford University Press, 1964.
Location: Green Library, IC, Stacks, and Government Documents (JN672.N2 v.1-3)
The House of Commons, 1790-1820, edited by R.G. Thorne.
London: Published for the History of Parliament Trust by Secker and Warburg, 1986.
Location: Green Library, SSRC (JN763 .H6863 1986 V.1-5)

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Microform Resources


Rare Radical and Labour Periodicals of Great Britain
A collection of over 100 rare 19th-century periodicals which record the history of working-class life, the response to industrial society, the formation of the British Labour Party, the rapid growth of the trade union movement, and the impact of World War I and the General Strike of 1926. The collection is broken down into two series covering the 19th and early 20th centuries, and represents a large number of periodicals (Worker's Cry, Trade Unionist, People's Newspaper, Yorkshire Tribune, Red Rag, etc.) and famous radicals, such as George Bernard Shaw, John Burns, Keir Hardie, Tom Mann, Annie Besant and George Lansbury. Based on the The Warwick Guide to British Labour Periodicals, 1790-1970: A Check-List, by Royden Harrison, which contains information about the dates, publishers, and viewpoints of the titles in the microfilm collection.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection
Series One: MFILM N.S. 3011
Series Two: MFILM N.S. 3627
Warwick Guide: Z7164.L1H37 1976
Index to the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers on CD-ROM
Indexes all House of Commons parliamentary papers published from 1801 to the present. It draws together material from Chadwyck-Healey's subject catalogue of the House of Commons parliamentary papers 1801-1900, the House of Commons decennial indexes covering the period 1900-1979, and data from the Parliamentary Online Information Service (POLIS) database form 1979 onwards.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: CD-ROMS, Non-circulating (Z2020.3 .H66 I53)

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