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Impacts of Digital Collections (Jisc Study on HCPP and EEBO)

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Impacts of Digital Collections (Jisc Study on HCPP and EEBO)

Across the UK, use of ProQuest’s flagship Early English Books Online (EEBO) and House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) is steadily increasing, according to a new joint study conducted by the Oxford Internet Institute on behalf of ProQuest and Jisc.

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House of Commons Parliamentary Papers includes:

Eighteenth-Century Parliamentary Papers

Offered under ProQuest's Chadwyck-Healey brand, this collection contains documents illuminating many aspects of eighteenth-century history, from the widespread use of automated workflow during the Industrial Revolution to the shaping of a new democratic system during the American Revolution.

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Nineteenth-Century Parliamentary Papers

Parliamentary Papers are the most detailed primary source for nineteenth-century Britain, its colonies, and the wider world. They are the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy.

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Twentieth-Century Parliamentary Papers

This is a comprehensive collection, including all of the papers issued by the House of Commons after 1901, in all formats: Bills, Reports of Committees, Reports of Commissioners, Accounts and Papers and Command Papers (included within the Reports of Commissioners and Accounts and Papers).

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House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers empowers researchers to explore the British perspective on historical and contemporary events through a vast and authoritative archive of official government documents spanning three centuries.

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House of Lords Parliamentary Papers

The House of Lords Parliamentary Papers provides online access to previously unseen and valuable historical documents and is the only digitized collection of 19th century House of Lords Parliamentary Papers.

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Public Petitions to Parliament, 1833-1918

This collection shows how “the people” during the 19th Century influenced Parliament on political, ecclesiastical, colonial, taxation, and many other topics relevant to Britain and Empire.

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Hansard 1803-2005

Hansard provides an edited record of parliamentary debates and questions, including written ministerial statements and answers to parliamentary questions as well as the transcripts of debates.

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