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What is UKOP?

UKOP is the official catalogue of UK official publications. It combines the official catalogue of The Stationery Office with the Catalogue of Official Publications Not Published by the Stationery Office. UKOP is published by TSO (The Stationery Office).

The combination of these catalogues has created the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of bibliographic information on government publications in the UK. UKOP also holds thousands of documents archived in full text.

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What does UKOP contain?

  • UKOP contains over 450,000 bibliographic records of official publications from 1980 onwards.
  • UKOP comprehensively catalogues the publishing output of over 2000 official bodies including:
    • Parliament;
    • Devolved administrations;
    • Government departments;
    • Quangos;
    • Agencies;
    • International bodies, including the United Nations and the World Health Organisation.
  • UKOP also contains the full text of thousands of publications:
    • Over 20,000 links to publications available on the Internet;
    • Over 12,000 full text documents are permanently archived in UKOP;
    • Around 3,000 key documents are digitised specifically for inclusion in the UKOP archive every year. Categories of publications that are being digitised include:
      • Press releases;
      • Circular letters;
      • Factsheets;
      • Guidance notes;
      • Consultation papers;
      • Statistics;
      • Annual reports;
      • Inspection reports;
      • Inquiry reports.

How often is UKOP updated?

  • UKOP is updated daily on weekdays with all new catalogue records.
  • Full text documents are added as soon as they are made available to the editorial team, usually within 24 hours.

About TSO

In March 2003, TSO (The Stationery Office) announced its acquisition of its partner ProQuest Information and Learning's share of the United Kingdom Official Publications (UKOP) database and associated publications.

TSO (The Stationery Office) is Britain’s largest publisher by output, issuing up to 15,000 publications, CD-ROMs and related electronic products every year. As publishers on behalf of the UK’s Parliaments and assemblies, TSO is the UK’s definitive source of official and regulatory information. We also provide a growing range of products on and off line that guide businesses and individuals through the maze of regulation and compliance.

TSO’s clients include Her Majesty’s Stationary Office (HMSO), the Office of Government Commerce, the Driving Standards Agency, the Home Office, the Department of Health, the Financial Services Authority, BT, Network Rail, the British Retail Consortium, and the European Investment Bank.
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