For resources on the Middle East, please see the Islamic and Middle East studies subject guide.
During each session of Parliament, various documents and reports are submitted to both the House of Commons and the Senate. These include, among others, the reports and evidence of parliamentary committees, departmental annual reports, and answers to written questions from members of Parliament. Some of the papers submitted are subsequently published, with copies distributed to depository libraries. Recent documents may also be available online.
The Debates (also known as Hansard) provide a substantially verbatim account of what is said in Parliament. They have been officially recorded since the 1870s. Previously, non-verbatim speeches were included in newspaper accounts of parliamentary proceedings.
The Journals provide a complete and concise record of parliamentary proceedings. They differ from the Debates in that they record what was done in each House, as opposed to what was said.
- Country profiles - Economist Intelligence Unit. Detailed annual report describing each country’s economic and political status and background.