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Introduction to Conducting Research with the British Parliamentary Papers

Module by: David Getman, Paula Sanders. E-mail the authors

Summary: Provides an overview to conducting research using the British Parliamentary Papers.

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If you are researching the history of Britain or any countries with which it had a relationship (including Egypt, which is featured prominently in the Travelers in the Middle East Archive), the British Parliamentary Papers can be a crucial source. In this course, we explore how to use these political documents. The list of questions below guide you through the key concepts explored in the modules that comprise this course. If you would like to begin the course, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the link on the left. If you would like to jump to a specific location, browse the topics below and select any one of them to go right to the information you need.

What is the British Parliament?

What is the History of the British Parliament?

What is the House of Commons?

What is the House of Lords?

What are the Parliamentary Papers?

How are the Parliamentary Papers organized?

The following list of questions are addressed in the How do I find the information I need in the Parliamentary Papers? module.

What library resources can one use in searching the Parliamentary Papers?

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