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British History

This research guide points to resources relevant to British History.

Sessional Papers

Sessional Papers are the documents generated by the Houses of Parliament during their day-to-day operations, including select committee reports and minutes of proceedings.

Access to sessional papers and debates for the 18th and 19th centuries are available electronically through the UK Parliamentary Papers database, purchased by FSU Libraries. The 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries are covered by the United Kingdom's online website, called Hansard. Both resources are linked below.


The journal of each House of Parliament serves as the corrected edition of Votes and Proceedings; it is the "formal record" of that House's business for each day. Journals for the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries are included in the electronic resources provided above: UK Parliamentary Papers database and Hansard online.

Below are additional historical journals for both House of Commons and House of Lords are available online or in the microfilm collections at Strozier Library.

Laws & Judicial Proceedings

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