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Applied Social Studies: Official Publications

Library Resources for Applied Social Studies

Official Publications

Official publications are materials issued for public use by federal, national, provincial or municipal governments and intergovernmental organisations. They include Parliamentary papers, debates and proceedings, and publications of government departments, agencies and research institutes on any subject. They consist of policy documents, official statistics, research and practice reports, development plans, regulatory and guidance materials and primary and secondary legislation.

Definition from : British Library

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Official Publications at UCC Library

The Official Publications section of the Boole Library is located on Q+2,  the 2nd Floor. It houses documents and reports produced and published by official bodies, such as governments, national institutions and Irish and international organisations. There are four sections: Ireland, United Kingdom, EU and International

The Irish Official Publications section  contains materials and publications of the Irish Government from the beginning of the Irish State in 1922 which includes:

  • Dáil  & Seanad Debates
  • CSO publications
  • Government Departments publications
  • State Sponsored Bodies publications

Material in this area appears on the library catalogue. 

Irish materials which are classified as journals or serials will have the call number
Serials IRL and the location Boole Q+2 OPC IRL Serials.

Irish Materials which have been classified as books will have the prefix IRL in front of the call number e.g.  Statement of strategy 2008-2010 / Department of Health & Children is shelved at IRL 362.1 STAT with the location Boole Q+2 Official Publications.

Official Publications Online

Most Official Publications are available online.  Listed below are links to relevant websites:

Irish Government Website   

Department of Children and Youth Affairs      

Department of Health

Department of Justice and Equality

Department of Social Protection

HIQA Reports  

Central Statistics Office   

Health Services Executive (HSE)