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Government Publications

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

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Government publications provide primary information in a variety of subjects. Statistics, White Papers, Parliamentary Bills and a whole range of Official Legislation published by the Government provide a good reliable source of accurate statistics, and can give support to your argument in essay topics across all subjects.

The library has a large collection of printed government publications and statistics back to the 19th century. These are located in the Research Reserve.

Many government publications are now available online; this guide highlights the useful websites.

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Central Government Information

The government website at replaces DirectGov and BusinessLink. It provides lots of useful information about government services, as well as 


© Parliamentary Copyright

Parliament encourages you to use material made available by the House of Commons or the House of Lords in which copyright or database right subsists. Use of Parliamentary material is governed by the terms of the Open Parliament Licence.

The Open Parliament Licence does not cover:

© Crown Copyright

Crown copyright covers material created by civil servants, ministers, government departments and agencies. The Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) at The National Archives manages Crown copyright and Crown database rights on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.