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Government documents and official publications

International official publications

The Library has a limited collection of official publications of several foreign countries and international organisations.

Official publications of other countries

The majority of official publications of other countries are kept in the Library store.

All the official publications from other countries are catalogued.

There are printed catalogues and indexes for some countries in the "Indexes" section of Official Publications in the Edward Boyle Library on level 8.

Official publications of international organisations

The Library also has a selection of print publications from international organisations including:

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – up to 2010
  • United Nations (UN)
  • World Bank
  • World Health Organization (WHO)

Most of the OECD publications are shelved in the Edward Boyle Library on level 8. Check the item record in the Library search for full details and location.

Individual titles of the main OECD come first in a "Miscellaneous" sequence arranged alphabetically by title, followed by series titles and periodicals. There then follows the publications of associated bodies, eg the Nuclear Energy Agency.

You can also use the OECD iLibrary for full-text access to books, papers, and statistics

The majority of the Library’s selection of UN publications are housed in the Library store.

Official publications and documents of the institutions of the European Union, including legislation, proposals, reports, statistics and general publications, are kept in the European Documentation Centre.

Most of the publications from UNESCO, WHO, and the World Bank are incorporated into the regular stock and shelved with the appropriate subject (eg Economics, Education, etc). Search the Library for full details and location.