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Primary sources

Official publications

The LSE Official publications collection covers the output of UK government  departments and parliament, overseas governments and parliaments as well as publications from inter-governmental organisations (IGOs).

Management students may be interested in issues around regulation, competition, sustainability and PFI/Public Private Finance.  The collection can help you identify what governments and parliaments are doing and saying to inform debate in these areas. 

Official publications are located on the 1st floor of the Library (recent UK publications, intergovernmental material and current statistics) and on the lower ground floor (older UK publications, historical statistics and government publications from other countries world-wide).

Official publications are not all included in the Library catalogue.  To find out more about them and how to find them, have a look at the Government collection guide.


The Library provides access to current and historical news publications, press releases, magazines, trade journals, newsletters, broadcast transcripts, video, newsletters and blogs via the services below.  All of these require your LSE username and password.

Nexis is the most important resource for access to UK national and regional newspapers from 1980 onwards. Most titles are updated daily. However, some titles have embargos.  Nexis includes both national and regional tabloid newspapers. You can create your own search alerts.

Factiva combines more than 28,000 sources to give access to premium content from 159 countries in 23 languages. Factiva contains more than 28,000 sources including US and international newspapers and continuously updated newswires, trade journals, websites, blogs, and multimedia. Please note Factiva is limtied to five users at a time.

FT.com offers full text access to the Financial Times with additional commentary and analysis of national and international financial and business news. The archive covers an eight year period. A range of personal updating and alerting services are also available. You must register with your LSE email address to access this content.