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Government Publications: Other Libraries

A Guide to information and resources for Newcastle University staff and students

European Documentation Centres

European Documentation Centres (EDCs)

  • provide the academic community in their region, especially students and researchers, with access to EU documentation;
  • promote and develop study in the field of European integration;
  • enjoy privileged access to EU databases;
  • and are supported by the European Commission.
  • The nearest EDC is located in Durham University Library 

House of Commons Information Office

The House of Commons Information Office (HCIO) provides information on the work, history and membership of the House of Commons.

Durham University EDC & Middle Eastern Documentation Unit

Durham University's EDC is located in the main university library.

European Documentation Centre
Durham University Library
Stockton Road
Durham DH1 3LY
United Kingdom

Tel: 0191 334 2944
from outside UK: 44 191 334 2944
Fax: 0191 334 2971
from outside UK: 44 191 334 2971


Note: enquiries from the public may also be directed to Durham County Library's European Information Point, Reference Library, Durham Clayport Library, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 0191 386 4003; Fax: 0191 386 0379.

Durham's EDC covers the full range of official publications of the European Union. The printed collection started in 1969 - four years before Britain joined the European Communities - and in 1995 the EDC was granted "Comprehensive" status. Many of the printed resources here have been superseded by their online equivalents. See their links to European Information

Middle East Documentation Unit 

The Middle East Documentation Unit (MEDU) at Durham University is a collection of primary source documents on the economy, politics and society of the contemporary Middle East.

The collection mainly consists of government publications, statistical data sources, documents issued by political entities, non-governmental organizations and intergovernmental organizations from the MIddle East (including the Arabic speaking world, Israel, Iran, Turkey as well as other countries which have a close geographic, cultural and historical relationship with the Middle East).  The documents are primarily in English, Arabic, French, Turkish, Persian, and Hebrew.