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Using Resources

Locating

BOPCRIS : British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service

You can access this database by means of the link below, it is freely available online so you do not need any passwords.

BOPCRIS : British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service (covers 1688-1995)

Search screen

Search screen of BOPCRIS

This search screen enables you to:

  • Conduct a 'Boolean search', which allows you to perform searches using Boolean operators, eg combining search terms with AND. (Further information is available on constructing search strings in the using electronic resources section of the tutorial)
  • Search for your keywords in the whole record or limit the search, for example, to the title or abstract.
  • Limit the search by restricting the date range.
  • Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase.
  • Use the help pages to find out about constructing more complex search queries.

The results list

Results screen of BOPCRIS

After performing the search, the results list will display brief details, you can click on 'View Description' to see the full bibliographic record.

The full bibliographic record

Bibliographic record in BOPCRIS

You would need to make a note of the information contained in the Session, Volume number and Paper number fields in order to locate the item in the library.

If you are using Government Publications within Senate House Library then look at Locating Government Publications within Senate House Library.

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