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Caribbean Studies: Official publications

The Caribbean Studies page aim is to offer information on this subject to researchers and students. Different types of resources including books, journals, theses and films can be accessed from this page.

Official publications in the Bodleian Libraries

Acquisition of official papers from principal Commonwealth countries is extensive, and in some cases the result of selective deposit. It generally includes parliamentary papers and their equivalents; major documents on political, economic and social affairs (including development plans, annual departmental reports, census reports and annual statistical abstracts); and official collections of historical documents.

The Bodleian Library acquires state- and province-level official publications selectively from certain Caribbean countries. The output of official publications from the smaller Caribbean states is much smaller, and acquisition is selective. Publications of some international organizations are received via the Official Papers Section, but otherwise are acquired as needed on the same criteria as other materials.

Of key interest to Caribbean scholars are the Foreign Office Confidential Prints with several thousand documents relating to Caribbean countries. See also the Colonial Office Confidential Print online catalogue.

Finding papers

Use SOLO, Oxford Libraries' catalogue, to search for Official Papers relating to Caribbean countries in the Bodleian Libraries. See also the LibGuide to Parliamentary Papers, Proceedings and Departmental Papers held in Oxford.

Colonial Office Confidential prints

Commonwealth Studies LibGuide

Commonwealth Studies LibGuide gives you access to many resources on Commonwealth studies.

Key resources