The Library holds a wide selection of primary sources to support your research.
The Library has extensive collections of government and intergovernmental publications including one of the largest European Documentation Centres in the UK (for official EU publications from 1952 onwards.)
The Library holds extensive collections of government and intergovernmental material, dating from the early nineteenth century onwards including:
Parliamentary/Assembly papers and documents
Legislation, primary and secondary; law codes or international law codes
Treaties or international treaties
Major historical documents series
Statistics of: economic and financial indicators including national accounts, population, foreign and domestic trade, transport, tourism, agriculture and industry.
Use Summon / Library Catalogue to locate these materials.
Nexis - worldwide newspapers in text form only covering 1980 onwards. It is updated daily. This service is text only and does not include any images.
Factiva - worldwide news services, trade magazines. It includes the major European news service, Agence Europe
Times Digital Archive 1785 -1985 - a facsimile of the newspaper including all images, adverts.
The British Library Newspaper Library at Colindale has back-runs of London, British provincial and some overseas newspapers.
See the Library's archives and special collections overview to see the highlights of the collections.