Catalogued Official Publications, political ephemera, working papers and pamphlets that are held in the basement archive, or as part of the old Official Publications Department at the University Library, will appear when searching iDiscover.
If you have particular documents that you would like to consult to support your research (demographic statistics, ministry reports etc.), please contact us at least 24 hours before you would like to view them, so that we can perform a thorough search for you.
You can request specific items by filling in the online fetching request form
For Official Publications held across the University and online, please see the Official Publications LibGuide
The British Library holds a vast amount of official publications & government reports
Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library (6th floor Senate House Library, London)
The Weston Library at Oxford holds an extensive collection of official papers from Commonwealth countries, documents from the Foreign Office and Colonial Office, dating back to 1827. Their LibGuide provides more detailed information.
Church Missionary Society Africa Collections (Parts 3, 4, 8 & 9 on the Missions to the Yoruba): a print guide in the Library is available to consult for further details
Gakaara wa Wanjau Papers
Institute of Commonwealth Studies: Political Ephemera. See the booklet held in the Library outlining the ICS collection for more details.
World Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development 1978- Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations Collection
Statistics & growth development plans from various Francophone countries