This guide consolidates information sources which may be useful to students studying Political Science. It draws together subscription databases, websites, news sources, and online government documents
A large part of the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords takes place in committees, made up of MPs or Lords. These committees consider policy issues, scrutinise the work and expenditure of the government, and examine proposals for primary and secondary legislation. Select committees operate largely by an investigative process, while legislative committees operate mainly by debate.
Highlights some of the current parliamentary research material available on a wide range of topics. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs. (Early day motions (EDMs) are motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons for which no day has been fixed. Very few are actually debated but many attract public interest and media attention)