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UKOP is a subscription website, meaning that most of the content is only accessible to those who have taken out an annual paid subscription.

How will I benefit by subscribing to UKOP?

By subscribing to UKOP you will be able to:
  • Access the bibliographic records of 447,000 publications, issued by more than 2000 departments and official bodies;
  • Access the full text of thousands of documents:
    • Over 20,000 links to publications available on the internet;
    • Over 12,000 full text documents stored in UKOP’s permanent archive. Prevents you wasting time looking for documents on the Internet that have been moved or deleted.
  • Search the full catalogue using basic or advanced search pages. UKOP now has improved search functionality, enabling you to:
    • Search using Boolean operators;
    • Search for terms with related meanings, or variant spellings;
    • Refine searches by department or issuing body, using a controlled list;
    • Refine searches by date, publication type, ISBN/ISSN, personal author, series, session year and price; and
    • View all search results.
  • Browse the catalogue by department/issuing body;
  • Purchase copies of publications online using TSO’s online bookshop;
  • Find out where to obtain a copy using department contact information;
  • Save up to 25 searches, saving you time when running favourite searches;
  • Email your search results to other people or to your own email address;
  • Receive weekly email updates in your chosen subject areas.

Who should subscribe to UKOP?

UKOP is a vital tool for anyone trying to find out about official publications in the UK. It offers particular benefits to the following groups of users:
  • Higher education:
    Researchers of recent political history or current government policy can find relevant publications, saving time contacting individual departments for information.
  • Business:
    UKOP facilitates compliance with Government regulations and statutory requirements by enabling companies to locate relevant departmental fact sheets, guidance notes, reports and statistics.
  • National, regional and local government
    Civil servants, government officers and public sector employees can keep up-to-date with developments across government, regardless of where the information was originated.
  • Public libraries:
    UKOP provides citizens access to information on government policy in a way that does not presume a prior knowledge of the structure of government. Users can search by subject, date and keyword, enabling them to find relevant publications quickly and easily.
Other groups of users who have benefited from UKOP’s service include:
  • Charities and voluntary organisations;
  • Media and broadcast organisations;
  • Single issue and consumer groups;
  • Lobby groups and public affairs consultancies;
  • Trade associations and industry representatives;
  • International government documentation centres.

How much does it cost to subscribe to UKOP?

Subscriptions to UKOP are offered on an annual basis, with the cost based on the number of users. A standard annual subscription for a single user costs £1593 plus VAT. Prices for multi-user network licenses can be provided on request by emailing subscriptions@tso.co.uk.

How do I subscribe to UKOP?

You can subscribe to UKOP by contacting our customer services team on subscriptions@tso.co.uk. Once you have completed your details, a customer services representative will contact you with details of subscription options.

You can also contact customer services by post, telephone or fax:

TSO Customer Services
PO Box 29
St Crispins House
Duke Street
Norwich
NR3 1GN

Tel: +44 0333 202 5070
Fax: +44 0333 202 5080
Email: customer.services@tso.co.uk

How do I register for a free trial to UKOP?

If you would like to evaluate UKOP, you can request a free two-week trial of the site. Note: Free trials are only available to institutions.

To register for a free trial:
  • Click the Free trial link on the homepage;
  • Complete the form on the Trial request page and click Submit;
  • You will be able to begin your free trial within seven days of registering.

What can I access for free on UKOP?

All users can access for free:
  • The TSO Daily List of all TSO publications published on a given day, with links to bibliographic records, and where available the full text of the publication.
  • The bibliographic records, and where it exists the full text, of the 100 most recent records added to UKOP.
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