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Resources for Parliamentary Libraries

House of Commons Library 

Parliamentary research handbook

Association of Parliamentary Libraries of Australasia (APLA)

Legislative libraries: building a core reference collection

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Publications from Library and Research Services for Parliaments

Guidelines for parliamentary research services
(available for download in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese)

Guidelines for legislative libraries
(available for download in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish)

Other publications from IFLA Library and Research Services for Parliaments

Library of Congress: features of parliamentary websites

In recent years, parliaments around the world have enhanced their websites in order to improve access to legislative information and other parliamentary resources. Innovative features allow constituents and researchers to locate and utilize detailed information on laws and lawmaking in various ways. These include tracking tools and alerts, apps, the use of open data technology, and different search functions. In some cases, information on more than one website is provided where separate sites have been established for different chambers of the national parliament. Read the report on the Library of Congress website.